As the holiday season gets fully underway, Lifetime partners with country super star Reba McEntire for this year’s Gift of a Lifetime, as part of the network’s pro-social giveback initiative. Reba stars in and executive produces the new movie, Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune, premiering Friday, November 26 at 8p/7c as part of the network’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday movie slate. McEntire selected this year’s charity, Thistle Farms, which has lit a pathway of healing and hope for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction for over 20 years.
Terrié Moore, age 31, a member of the Thistle Farms community and single mom of two is this year’s recipient of the Gift of a Lifetime. With the help of Thistle Farms, Terrié has been able to overcome her drug addiction and has a new lease on life. Through Thistle Farm’s residential program, Terrié has been provided a safe place to live, food and clothing, healthcare, counseling, therapeutic groups, and job training, all at no cost. But as she completes the program this fall and resumes living independently, Terrié was surprised by Reba with the life-changing Gift of a Lifetime!
Terrié received the gift of housing for two years, thanks to a grant from Regions Bank as part of its strategic community partnership with Thistle Farms as well as Urban Housing Solutions. Affordable housing is one of Regions’ key priorities for community engagement, and the bank’s work with Thistle Farms and Urban Housing Solutions is creating valuable opportunities for people, including Terrié, to have access to safe, affordable places to live.
Additionally, the apartment was furnished by Apartment 2B and Terrié also received a Dell computer, Internet Essentials from Comcast, kitchenware from OXO, cookware from Faberware, gift cards to Target, Kroger, Journeys and Amazon and toys from Mattel for her kids to enjoy this holiday season and beyond.
Terrié’s story will be shared on-air and across Lifetime’s social and digital platforms as part of this year’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime. To learn more about Thistle Farms, please visit thistlefarms.org.
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