In 2014, Break the Silence against Domestic Violence launched our Holidays of Hope gift drive where we bless a select group of recipients each year with grocery gift cards, toys for children, and warm coats for the winter. The inception of this program stems from the heart of the Founder of BTS, Kristen Paruginog, and her long-standing history of community service.
To date, we have shared hope with over 200 families and individuals across the country who have been displaced from their homes caused by financial hardship, domestic violence, or substance abuse. It is through this program that we hope to instill the message of love and support during the holiday season.
As you can imagine, the holiday season isn’t always glorious and memorable. At times, it could magnify the sense of mourning especially for children living without their loved ones. BTS wants to make Christmas a bright one for the Angel Babies of the women who were tragically taken from us. In 2016, we were able to adopt 72 children and teens with hundreds of new gifts and boxes of love.
A very special thank you to Alpha Phi Gamma, UTAS, AT&T, SDG&E, San Diego LAFCO, Marci Steffes, the BTS Board of Directors, Angel Donors, and Santa’s helpers for making Holidays of Hope the greatest gift for our little ones.
A child’s smile is priceless. Thank you for giving hope! We love you.