Olivia Gascoyne knows the practice of charitable giving begins at home. So when her eighth birthday was approaching, Olivia decided in lieu of presents for herself she would ask her young guests and their parents to make donations to the YWCA Family Shelter.
Those donations allowed the Family Shelter staff to purchase new toys and games for the young residents. Olivia’s mother, Tricia Gascoyne said her daughter came up with the Family Shelter as the beneficiary and did not miss getting presents from her friends. “She receives many gifts for special occasions,” said Mrs. Gascoyne.
Olivia not only delivered the donated money, but agreed to come back for a photo-op here at the YWCA. That’s her smiling with some of the games and toys surrounding her.
The YWCA Family Shelter appreciates the donations and is making certain the residents are enjoying the gifts. More importantly, YWCA Greensboro appreciates families who bestow on their children the real gift of life: giving to others.
Thank you, Olivia, Tricia and Bob Gascoyne!