Please join us to help give our adopted family a beautiful Christmas!
As most of you know each year the ContraVest Family, Friends, Vendors, Residents, and Contractors all come together to adopt Bernadette Hanlon, our BEAUTIFUL FRIEND and CO-WORKER to give her 6 daughters a Christmas they will never forget!
For those of you who have not heard of Bernadette's story, she is a single mom with 3 girls of her own and a less than 5 years ago her oldest daughter had a regular babysitting job to watch 3 little girls. Her daughter had an unexpected school event on the same night she had committed to babysitting. The girl's mother's name was Amy, that night Bernie offered to cover for her daughter by watching Amy's girls in her home. Amy's oldest daughter 13 at the time decided to stay home alone while the other girls stayed with Bernie. That night a turn of events drastically changed all of their lives forever. Amy's ex-husband broke into Amy's home tied up her daughter and waited with a knife for Amy to return. When Amy walked into their home she was brutally attacked and murdered in front of her 13 year old daughter. Luckily Amy's boyfriend who was parking the car walked in just in time to save Amy's daughter, he too was stabbed in the struggle and fortunately survived. Amy's daughter's had only one living relative a grandmother who was elderly and unable to care for the girls… Bernie took these distraught little girls into her home because they had no one. Their father was arrested and charged with their mother's murder. Fast forward nearly 5 years, Bernie has spent countless hours fighting the system to protect these children. She spent numerous hours at trial to see that their father paid for his crime and numerous hours at doctor's appointments for child counseling, she is proud to tell everyone that she was able to officially ADOPT the girls!
As you can imagine it's a difficult job being a single mother of 6 girls! Bernie's 3 girls have sacrificed so much by welcoming their new sister's into their very small home. Amy's daughters have suffered an unforgettable loss in the murder of their mom. No matter how difficult things have been Bernie has been the one constant in their life! Bernie is an "ANGEL" in every since of the word!
It is our honor each year to give this beautiful and certainly deserving family a wonderful Christmas one that they will remember and cherish for years to come! We ask that you donate whatever you can--no amount is too small! We are asking for donations in the form of gift cards (Visa, American Express, Wal-Mart or Target), cash or personal checks. Please make personal checks payable to Christin Tenpenny so she can cash them to make the actual purchases from the girls Christmas lists.
***Please bring in your donations to the Integra Meadows Leasing Office. We appreciate any donation you can make to help this family. If possible would love to receive the donations into us by December 10th to give us time to shop for the gifts! J.
From our family to yours, THANK YOU!