what Leprechauns do to help make a difference
…from the Leprechauns, to all the Donors who responded to our appeal to adopt families for Christmas. Many email, mail or call when it comes close to adoption time to see if we have families available yet!
This year we have provided Christmas for 28 families; 11 two parent, 14 single parents, 2 Grand Parent families, and 1 sibling family,(sisters), and 77 children.
The trucks left at 8:30 this morning, December 21st, with many large plastic bags, and 3 extra giant boxes of toys, one for each hospital, which will cover the children that might come in over the holidays as well as keep the toy Boxes full. In conversation this morning one caseworker said “my prayers have been answered, there is a family that was not on our list who needed toys” we experience some pretty amazing things during the holidays as well as throughout the year.
Over the years we have had donors who have adopted families for as many as 20, 16, 10, and 4 years, well as new donors who have shopped for the first time. People have moved and re-started relationships in their new positions for which we are very grateful. There are many heart wrenching situations and we feel richly blessed by all who support our Foundation and the children and families we serve.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah!
From all the Leprechauns!
The girls from troop 51150 in North Ridgeville, OH have just celebrated their fourth year adopting a family. They raise the money to shop, and then wrap. We are very much in agreement that the blanket they make every year is very special. Thank you ladies, we are very grateful for your continued support!
Sincere thanks to the Direct Recruiters, Inc. & Direct Consulting Associates staff for their generous donations of toys. Marketing Manager Barb Miller has over the years spearheaded their toy drive, and every year the number of toys has increased, which means there will be more happy children, with a very special new toy from DRI and DCA. According to Barb, “The toy drive this year was a great success. I believe we collected over $1200 worth of toys and had fun doing it! Such a great cause!”
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