From Harford Family House:
Grace Callwood, a second grade student at William S. James Elementary School in Abingdon, donated many new and gently used toys and books to the homeless children at Harford Family House, a shelter for homeless families with children located in Aberdeen, Maryland. Grace has been battling cancer since 2011 and receives an abundance of toys as gifts from her friends, family and admirers.
Grace had so many toys she thought she should share some of them with the families who reside at Harford Family House. She and her mother, T’Jae Gibson and grandmother, NeAnni Y. Ife donated a huge container and two boxes filled with stuffed animals, puzzles, princess purses, books and more.
Currently in remission, Grace took the time to share her good fortune with others, and make a difference in the lives of other children.
“Grace personifies selfless giving and thinking of others before oneself” said Joyce Duffy, Executive Director of Harford Family House. “Let’s all keep her in our thought and prayers for a full and permanent recovery”.
Now that Grace is feeling better, she and her family plan to return to Harford Family House to volunteer and continue to give of their time.
Harford Family House is celebrating its 24th anniversary. Our one-year program offers case management services and referrals to partner agencies for GED classes, job readiness, financial literacy and mental and physical health care. HFH offers a hand-up to families, mostly mothers with children, who are willing to work hard to get their lives back on track. Our goal is to create real and lasting change in the lives of our client families, transitioning them from homelessness and hopelessness to hope and permanent stable housing.