BOZEMAN – Over twenty homeless teenagers in Bozeman got a special surprise this Christmas thanks to a pair of women.
It was about a month ago when Tiffani Pimley and Amber Hughes decided they wanted to help Bozeman’s homeless teens during the holiday season
“We really wanted to make sure we focused on not only getting them things that they would want or need but also do fun things that kids like to do so getting them some things to access those things as well,” Pimley said.
The two women reached out to the community via Facebook, calls and texts asking for donations to put together 25 holiday backpacks that were filled with gift cards, hygiene products, hats, socks gloves and other gifts.
The support from the community exceeded Pimley’s and Hughes greatest expectation.
“My heart is so full. I am so happy. I think, you know, the idea that this could help change the trajectory of a child’s life. Knowing your community cares about you. It feels amazing,” Hughes said. “Yeah, I feel like I have had the best holiday really ever.”
The main purpose of the bags was to fill them with things the kids needed but also give them the opportunity to do fun activities during winter break.
“You know they are struggling as well. and so regardless of the reason why they are homeless. They are homeless so wanting to give them a little extra something to hold onto and keep them going.,” Pimley said.
Pimley and Hughes say they are so grateful for the support Bozeman showed and hope to do many more events like this in the future. In Bozeman,
-Mederios Babb reporting for MTN News