One holiday season, at 17 years of age, Joy found herself watching her younger siblings opening gifts from caring community members while she herself had nothing. That feeling never quite left her, so she decided she would do something to ensure no teen girl had to feel as she did. These days, Joy, joined by a few friends, puts together gift bags filled to bursting with items teen girls love. The hunt for items begins in February and Joy and her friends spend time throughout the year picking up items to fill their bags. We at Aviva are so thankful for the partnership we have with these wonderful ladies. Without caring folks like them, and YOU, we could not do what we do for the children and families we serve.

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