Each year, a group of ladies in Scottsdale join together for Christmas Tea. It’s no ordinary tea. They decorate a home that’s already gorgeous, create a store filled with holiday trinkets, collect raffle prizes and ask for support for the moms and babies at Maggie’s Place. This year their leader, Susie Stelzer, a longtime friend of Maggie’s Place, asked attendees to dig deep to help provide swim lessons for Maggie’s Place kids.
Arizona ranks fourth in the nation in children losing their lives to drowning. Children between the ages of 1 and 4 in Arizona are drowning at nearly two times the national rate, according to Tiffaney Isaacson, a senior injury prevention specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Susie, and her friends, neighbors, colleagues and family, donated over $17,000 to provide swim lessons for Maggie’s Place kids. They are not only changing lives two at a time, but have no idea how many lives will be saved by their efforts.
Thank you seems inadequate. To the Christmas Tea attendees–we are blessed by your generosity, love and spirit of the season. On behalf of all the mothers and children at Maggie’s Place, we thank you.
Take a peek at the tea here…