Yesterday our company joined together at our annual Christmas luncheon. Each year this function doubles as our start to the holiday season, and the wind up of our annual fund raising for our Christmas to Remember program.
This program started about 8 years ago when a group of our realtors decided to sponsor a family at the holidays, hoping to help some children who might not otherwise have had a visit from Santa or a Christmas dinner. Since then, our fundraising efforts have increased each year, through garage sales, bake sales, raffles, draws, cooking contests, and especially our annual fundraising lunch. Since our decision to help at the holidays, we have helped 48 families, which included 157 children, 8 special needs children and stocked a walking closet at a local school.
This year, in addition to enjoying the company of our co-workers, we engaged in draws, raffles, a silent auctions, a live auction, and more. At the end of the day, our group had raised $7000 to add to the funds we had raised throughout the year, making our hope of helping 10 families this year have a Christmas to Remember a reality.
I am proud to be part of such a wonderful group of people, who work so hard at their profession, but take time to give back to the community in which we all live.
Our Christmas Committee