Gift of Holiday Hope
Holidays are difficult for families struggling with violence and abuse, especially for those families who have had to leave their homes to escape the violence. In many cases, Shade Tree residents do not have the money to purchase gifts –even if they do, it is not always safe to go to the store.
Right now, we have more than 300 women and children who call The Shade Tree their home. During the holidays, we expect this number to be even higher. It’s traumatic enough, especially for the children, being in a shelter, feeling residual fear and the sense of aloneness, but never more than during holidays that are traditionally “family time."
From Monday, November 17, through Friday, December 19, 2014, each of the 12 Massage Envy Spa locations, as well as the Lexus of Las Vegas and Lexus of Henderson locations, will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children ranging in ages from newborn to 18 years, both boys and girls, to ensure that each child at The Shade Tree will have a holiday to remember. We will also be requesting new, unwrapped pajamas, purses, slippers, etc. for the mothers and single women.
Each drop-off location will have a box decorated in holiday paper for customers to drop off their items.
To view the 2014 Holiday Wish List, please click here.
"Horses 4 Heroes" Teams Up To Help Our Survivors Of Abuse
Every week, Horses 4 Heroes opens their facility to our families with the goal of using animal therapy to help our women and children heal from the pain suffered through abuse and violence. Their partnership is invaluable as it offers another avenue to help rebuild their lives after crisis.
From current tenants of The Shade Tree:
"This program was my salvation. I was going through a lot. The horse's gave me a peace of mind...I don't have a daughter with me right now and Horses 4 Heroes lifted my spirits."
"Horses 4 Heroes is one of the most gratifying experiences I have had in the past months. It helps me deal with stress and relaxes me. I love working with the horses. Thank you." [LEARN MORE]
Donate Your Vehicle To The Shade Tree
We partner with Charitable Auto Resources, Inc. or C.A.R.S., to help turn unreliable vehicles into donations for our women, children, and pets.
Visit Donating Is Easy or call 855-870-GIVE to donate your car today!
Use Your Web Searches To Help Raise Money
GoodSearch.com is the Yahoo-powered search engine that donates money every time you search the web. Select The Shade Tree as your charity on each website and ask all your friends and business associates to do the same. Our combined network of friends will make those searches and purchases on-line add up to dollars for homeless and abused women and children at The Shade Tree.