Bringing holiday happiness to formerly homeless young adults at Restoration Gardens

Arriving in a caravan of three cars, Springboard Community Services’ Board Members delivered dozens of laundry baskets filled with kitchen and household items for tenants at Restoration Gardens, a residential building with 44 apartments dedicated to serving young people ages 18-24 years old who are experiencing homelessness.

The standout work of Board Members Jenny Hovermill, Angela Dale, Amy Bennett, and Megan Tahboub made this inaugural gift-giving partnership with Restoration Garden tenants a reality. The Board Members shopped for items on the tenant’s gifts wish list which included everything you need to keep and clean a studio apartment.

“The generosity of the Board helps me and all at SCS to do our job,” said Kamesha Stokes, SCS Service Coordinator for Restoration Gardens. Ms. Stokes provides case management and guidance to young adults at the apartment complex. For most residents, this is their first time living in a stable and safe environment.

In the past, the holidays evoked a sense of loss for many of the tenants, according to Ms. Stokes. Now, with these gifts, the residents are reminded that they are loved and on a path to stability, mental wellness, and self-sufficiency.

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