The words “thank you” cannot express enough how thankful we are for the generosity shown to our clients this holiday season. From individual donors to businesses who held toy drives on our behalf, it was another banner year for playing Santa!
On paper we had 86 donors, but actually many more as one contact name often represented a group of people. We fulfilled the wish lists of 39 families and handed out gifts to 100 children at the East House party. We also provided gifts to 130 families (representing 331 children) who shopped our “Santa’s Workshop.” Click below for complete list of donors and lots of great photos.
A special thank you to the residents of Grandezza Country Club whose holiday fundraising efforts amounted to $6,942 in cash, gift cards, clothing and toys! Deserving a special recognition and thank you for collecting over $4500 from his golfing friends and coworkers is Tom Wyand. And to Paula Noice for organizing the entire effort and personally delivering all the items over the course of several trips. Pictured here are Paula Noice and Anne Costello from Grandezza with CAC’s Lisa Rizzio, during an epic Walmart shopping trip. Notice the receipt in Paula’s hands; it took two employees over 15 minutes to check us out!