The Shelburne House is home to 3 incredible 15 year old boys and it is our goal to provide them with a positive and memorable holiday experience.
Update: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY EVERYONE HAS BEEN SHOWING THIS DONATION EFFORT OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS. I really can't thank you all enough for what you are doing for these boys.
Our program is home to three amazing boys that have worked through so much this year. Our residents have experienced trauma and childhoods that were not able to reflect the positive experiences during the holiday season. This fact is a major drive in why we want to raise money this year. We strive to able to provide these boys with a holiday to remember, and to restructure their ideas of what the holidays are really about. This fund me page is more then just monetary donations, its a way to prove to these boys that they are loved and supported. It is a way to prove to them that they can trust and lean on others. Most importantly, it is to show these boys are they live in a world that is good and that they have things to look forward to in their lives.
Funds from this project will go to the purchasing of gifts for the boys during the holiday such as: clothes, shoes, art supplies, winter gear, yoga balls, new sports equipment, Magic cards, meditation pillows, certificates for art and martial arts classes, yoga classes and so on.
All gifts are chosen to not only help in their treatment, but to cater to the individual interests of each resident in a therapeutic way.
A plan is being made for the gifts to be delivered Sunday, December 20th by the local New England Garrison of the 501st. UPDATE: The group may be treating the boys to a free showing of the new Star Wars Movie: The Force Awakens with an storm trooper escort! How cool is that?
The Shelburne House is a non-profit residential behavioral treatment program for adolescent boys and is a part of NFI and NAFI. If you would like to find out more about the program you can visit our page
I also want to give recognition to Dean Miller, there was some mix up with the names for donation on the page, but we thank you for your $50 dollar contribution to our cause!
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