Angel Trees for Christmas 2017!
The Ashton Hope Keegan foundation is so thankful for all who contributed to the three Angel Trees this year! When we started, we had the names of all of the kids on the tree, with the goal of ensuring each of them got a gift.
Orange Theory hosted two of the trees, and Krimson Cafe hosted the third. By the end of the first day, we got a call saying all of the names are taken, and people are asking for more! We added all of the names again - and they were again all taken. In the end, the community donated more than 70 gifts, plus some cash donations, in just over one week!
Due to the generosity of the Athens/Oconee communities, each child on this year's Angel Tree list will get two gifts instead of one!
In late August, 2017, the Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation met its first goal, making a donation to Women to the World's PALS program. The donation provided the funding and supplies needed to get 3 women through their GED program.
The donation was one week before the first anniversary of Ashton's death, and represented the continuation of Ashton's work as a tutor and mentor to the women in this program. These women were at the center of Ashton's heart, and knowing that she continued to make a difference in their lives would have made her happy.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY is celebrated as PALS students continue climbing the ladder to higher learning and literacy through Women to the World. Thank you, Athens, for your incredible support for each woman photographed here today. You have provided scholarships for all the brave women enrolled at PALS.
Happy International Women's Day!
Christmas Party for the women in the PALS program, December 2015. Lots of fun, lots of food, and lots of laughs for children of all ages!