Season of Giving

Lynda’s four grandchildren (for whom she is their legal guardian) recently made a large move from Santa Maria to Santa Ynez to be closer to work and cut down on travel expenses, but this large one cost did not allow her to reserve money for purchasing Christmas presents. Lynda’s grandchildren were Fun in the Sun students in Santa Ynez and had a transformative experience with the program, staff, and volunteers!

Serendipitously, Judy and Dave Flattery (United Way Board Member) were determining how they wanted to go about their yearly Holiday tradition of giving to those in need and contacted United Way. The Flatterys graciously took up the role of Santa Claus for Lynda’s grandchildren and provided gifts for each of them. Perhaps the biggest gift was for Lynda who said, “We would not have had Christmas if not for the Flatterys. It was a blessing.”