Here are what some of our clients have to say about what the holidays mean to them this year:

Most holidays to me mean it’s a time for celebrating. The reason I celebrate is because of what was told to me, when I was young, and what I’ve seen growing up. Certain holidays are somewhat like a tradition to me.
Federal and uncompensated holidays. Federal holidays to name a few are Thanksgiving and Christmas, which are times spent with family and friends, and uncompensated holidays are Valentines day which is spent with your significant other, and Halloween which sometimes a party is given. So these holidays and others that I didn’t name, can also be celebrated.

A time to cook food of my holidays past celebrations. To visit with family and friends whom I don’t get a chance to see often.
To reflect on how to improve on my relationships. If there is to be gift giving, let it be something useful. I love most Holidays except Halloween and Independence Day. And try to remember Christmas is the Lord’s Birthday and a present to us. And reflect on memories of past and think of thing to do in the future.

There are several holidays that I view festive. But my favorite one that stands out for me is Christmas because of how magical and celebratory it is. Ever since I was a child my parents taught me what this special holiday really means to them; celebrating Christ’s birth, held on December 25 and also the miraculous circumstances behind his special birth.
Now that I’m an adult I still view a traditional snowy Christmas with music that blends within this special occasion and of exchanging of gifts in which I especially enjoy watching childrens faces light up with excitement! I also appreciate the thoughtfulness of many humble selfless strangers who give to the less fortunate and who often goes unnoticed – but I believe God knows exactly who they are…People blessed to be acknowledged. I for one would like to hope that people are not suffering and left alone depressed but to receive visitors who can offer them hope, happiness, and that spark of Christmas magic and to know that there are still special angels among us in this beautiful season of gratitude and forgiveness. I would like to believe that I personally behold the Christmas holiday as a most sacred & cherished event before the onset of a new year ahead and wishing no more despair in the world but with a restored faith in humanity. This is how I truly wish Christmas to be!

The CAPCO staff wishes you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a happy, healthy, and safe new year.

Our clients have been very grateful to receive holiday gifts for their families through the generous donation of CUMAC in Paterson.