The holiday season is a joyful time for most. But for families struggling to make ends meet, the holidays can be difficult.
For the third consecutive year, ESS | Source4Teachers worked with several of our partner school districts to “adopt” twelve families in need over the holidays. Each of these families were contending with extraordinary hardship, and our team was eager to spread some holiday cheer their way.
During the month of December, our corporate staff brought in toys, clothing, shoes, gift cards, and more for these families. We also bought bikes and warm winter coats for each child.
Volunteers from our corporate headquarters wrapped all the gifts and delivered them to the families’ homes. Each family also received a grocery store gift card for a holiday feast. Because of our staff’s generosity and teamwork, 45 children (plus their parents) had gifts to open this holiday season!
Pictured Above: ESS | Source4Teachers Graphic Designer Sammie Canter and Marketing Coordinator Jessica Bateman wrapping some of our 2017 Adopt a Family Drive gifts