It might have been a cold holiday season in Detroit, but we were warming hearts in our Holiday Shop. Thanks to your support, more than 1,650 kids and 600 families benefited from Holiday Shop. That’s 200 more children and 75 more families than last year!
Every child received a hat, a pair of gloves, three pairs of socks, three pairs of underwear, a toy or age appropriate item of their parent or guardian’s choosing and a stocking-stuffer. In addition, each family received a blanket and a $25 Kroger Gift card to help provide a holiday meal.
Special thanks to our volunteers and sponsors!
Volunteers like you came out in full force — more than 316 people contributed 1,370 volunteer hours. That’s worth $32,000 in time based on the IRS‘ evaluation of volunteer hours! Volunteers were paired with parents, helping them pick out goods for each of the children in the home (not just those receiving treatment).
The Great Lakes Water Authority brought in 31 volunteers to participate. They held donation drives at nine of their facilities, collecting four truck loads of donations. Employees got creative too! Their Finance Team created care kits for young children with a winter hat, scarf (hand made by a team member!), a toy and stickers. A chemist crocheted homemade gifts for babies and young children. Another team member donated winter hats for teenagers because she wanted to make sure the teens weren’t forgotten. Together, you made the holidays special for vulnerable children and families!
We also want to give a big thank you to all our Holiday Shop sponsors and partners. We couldn’t have done it without you!
- Ally Financial
- Populus Group
- The Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America P.E.A.C.E. Committee
Other Sponsors and Partners
- Bennie & Penny Bailey
- Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions
- Gold Fish Swim School
- LaBelle Electric
- Market Strategies Solutions
- Operating Engineers 324 LMEC
- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
- Rariden Schumacher Mio & Co