Hello Everyone! The holiday season is finally here! It’s my favorite time of year; full of good cheer, giving, and glitter. Seriously. I look forward to the day after Thanksgiving, when it’s finally socially acceptable to decorate my apartment with everything glittery I can possibly get my hands on.

Leap of Joy’s had a great fall season and we’re “wrapping” it up with our Caps & Mittens campaign. This is an annual fundraiser we do with the goal of providing winter necessities to all of our students around Austin. The fundraiser is over and this week, we are doing the fun part: delivering the gift bags to all of our kids! It’s truly a wonderful thing, and the kids love getting these necessities. It may seem like a small thing, but many of these children come from households that cannot afford to supply them with these basics. As the weather finally turns cold, we hope that our small contribution can help keep these kiddos warm over the holidays!

Thank you to everyone who donated to our cause!


The giving season isn’t over for us, however. We still have one awesome event coming up this week: Kid’s Day Out!



What is Kid’s Day Out?

Kid’s Day Out is an opportunity for parents to…well…have some time to themselves! On Friday, December 20th, Leap of Joy is hosing a Winter Adventure for children ages four and above. Do you need to finish your Christmas shopping? Drop them off for an hour or two. Need time to wrap gifts without having to stop every five minutes to the tune of, “Mom, I’m BORED”? You can drop your kiddos off all day and have all the peace and quiet you need to get your wrapping done.

As a bonus, we have a ton of really fun activities planned for the kids…so they can have a blast while you’re getting things done (or just relaxing!)

Some of the awesome things that are happening at the Winter Adventure on Friday:
  • Awesome holiday movies
  • A hot cocoa bar!
  • Ornament Making
  • Fun holiday crafts and games
  • Kids can even write a letter to Santa!

Honestly, I’m jealous my parents aren’t dropping me off for this! It’s going to be a lot of fun for sure. We would love to see you there!

It takes place this Friday, December 20th, from 11 am to 5 pm, at the High Road on Dawson.

Prices are $10 an hour, or $45 for the whole day. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also sign up in advance here, in the Events page of our website.

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