WASHINGTON (ABC7): Petal Share founder Heather Lawson is arranging special gift baskets for the women of Hyacinth's Place, a 15-unit affordable housing program that provides comprehensive therapeutic and social re-integration services. "What we wanted to do this year for Valentine's Day, make them feel special, make them feel extra loved, let them know they haven't been forgotten," said Heather Lawson.
The non-profit isn't just providing the typical Valentine's Day gifts like flowers and candy.
Petal Share is also providing essential supplies the women will need."When I heard, Heather was willing to fill our wish list, we were just elated, myself, the staff, the ladies," said Urla Barrow, CEO of Hyacinth's Place.
"Another partner, Project GiveBack, donated Chromeback, so now they have technology which is going to help them continue with their telehealth services and receive things, the services that they would normally have to go out to get," said Lawson.
The women preparing the gifts were tasked with even more work because there were so many generous donations that poured in from the DMV and across the country.
"Reston, Virginia comes to mind because there's a woman there who just galvanized all of her community members and neighbors and they just came through like crazy. It's just phenomenal," said Lawson.
Petal Share also partnered with All-City Art Supply for custom-made gift boxes.
Lawson says she plans to do more for the facility after Valentine's Day.
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Heather Lawson, Esq. is also the Chairwoman of Ebony Horsewomen, Inc.