The 2023 holiday season at Sojourner Truth House can be described in three words: Cheerful, Inspiring, and Grateful.

In November, on Giving Tuesday, Volunteers came together to Deck the Halls at Sojourner Truth House. Giving Tuesday—always the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—is known worldwide as the day to give back, whether monetarily or with time. Volunteers put up Christmas trees, hung lights, and decorated the day center with Christmas cheer.

Additionally, more than a dozen supporters participated in a 3-for-1 Giving Tuesday match, which quadrupled all donations to STH up to $5,000. The support from generous donors and organizations made Giving Tuesday a great success and helps sustain our mission of serving women and children experiencing homelessness.

In December, the annual Santa Store took place, and clients were able to spend their “Sojourner Bucks” on fun gifts for their family members or needed items for their home. Throughout the year, STH clients earn “Sojourner Bucks” by doing good deeds like participating in classes, being prepared for class, helping their instructors, or when someone notices them doing an act of kindness. More than 80 shoppers participated this Christmas. Check out a video of Dr. Pam Key explaining this event here:

The spirit of giving continued through the end of the month with many donations of food, clothing, hygiene products, toys, and bicycles from our supporters.

It was an inspiring holiday season for all at Sojourner Truth House, and we are so grateful for the support and generosity that make it possible for us to spread cheer to all we serve.