2021 End of the Year Update
This year, we wanted to keep things simple.
After meeting our expectations for our UNFoundation grant, we just wanted to emulate our success from the first year and give to more families in the winter season.
We decided to continue our partnership with the YMCA Blessing Bags initiative: We gave more than 150 packages that were handed out with the blessing bags.
We also plan to continue collaborating with the Bethlehem Center (we were able to give them about 150 packages at the very beginning of the year!) as well as other amazing organizations and initiatives.
We are blessed to have received generous donations from places such as Publix, and we have recently received a donation on behalf of one of our board members’ service to the organization.
After our recent board meeting, we have decided to spice things up a bit for the new year! We are expanding our horizons and the areas that we want to help, so be on the lookout for bigger and better changes for the organization!
2020 End of the Year Update
After the passing of Toni Parkes in July 2020, we decided that we wanted to take the legacy and the traditions that she instilled in her family, and create something that would impact the community.
In September, we officially opened for business and began collecting donations!
In November, we were able to, based on the donations that we had received at the time, begin to order the winter joy packages!
In December, we gave out 72 winter joy packages, and we were also blessed with a grant from the UNFoundation, which gives us the opportunity to order more packages for families who may still be in need!
This year has been a challenging year for everyone. We are so happy to say that we were able to make a positive impact in our community, and we are excited to see what the future holds for us.
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