LOH Surprise Blessings!!! Light of Hope Founder, Layla Freeman, was surprised by Catoosa Walmart, Arvest Bank, the LOH Board of Directors, friends and family! Walmart presented checks to Light of Hope accrued from the efforts of their employee volunteers, as well as fundraisers held in the month of December. This blessing was made possible by the wonderful team at the Catoosa Walmart! Arvest Bank presented a check to support the efforts of LOH as well! All of the funding received from these amazing donations will go directly toward the education programs held by LOH. These programs include assemblies, as well as an 8-week course of education in the elementary, middle and high schools of Rogers County and beyond. This education brings drug awareness, suicide awareness, bullying awareness, internet safety, and healthy friendship education into the schools. These are imperative tools and information our children need to face the temptations we face in this world today.
How do we handle grief during the holidays? Light of Hope offered a free workshop to share tips and truths of facing the holidays. Strength of Mind couselor, Chris Shaw, interacted with the audience, offering valuable information and help, to learn how to handle these difficult days without loved ones. LOH also provided materials for participants to create a memorable Christmas ornament to take home.