Anchor House blessings are in abundance and even after all these years I am still in awe. Our overhead door was up in the warehouse and a man came by and handed Julie Otte an envelope for us with $60 in it, no name, just Merry Christmas. A teen came to our client Christmas party this week and distributed stuffed bears and puppies that he had gotten. Didn't want his name mentioned, so we just call him Santa's elf. I was leaving the shelter yesterday and a man was pulling in and wanted to talk to me, wrote us a check for $500. Said that he'd been trying to find a place to give money to all week, he's not from our county. Santa came and gave gifts to each of our kids at our party Wednesday. Goodwill did all the food and served it to our families that evening. All our current and some past families have been adopted for Christmas. St Ambrose 6th graders continually come to help stock shelves and put away food fro. Our monthly Midwest delivery. Christian Academy kids come regularly to help stock pantry shelves-amazing and efficient kids ready to give back. We have 7 families with children who have a warm place to live this holiday season, no wolf at their door. We've had several individuals bring their children to do activities with our families. Through the gifts and donations year round Anchor House is able to be there to feed the hungry and house homeless families with children. I add each of you to my grateful list this year. Blessings for all you do for us and the continual support. Last, but not least, I have an amazing group of staff who we couldn't do without. They give of their time, heart and energy. Yes they are paid but not near their worth. You can't pay someone for compassion, empathy or their sweet smiles. Time and again the going above and beyond. Susan Horton, Julie Otte, Tracy Day-Vaughn, Barbara Jean Berry Castetter, Kristiane Foga, Kristen Shaw. I am truly blessed to be a part of this amazing organization.