As the holidays approach, we think it is important to take a minute out of our busy schedules with family and work to give back. We are all blessed in so many ways that it is important to remember those less fortunate. We have a special place in our hearts for children in tough situations, so we do our best to make a difference for kids.
Each year, we partner with a not-for-profit that helps children. This year, we have partnered with KVC to adopt ten children that normally would not receive presents for Christmas. KVC Kansas is a private child welfare provider to Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) of Kansas. In addition, we provide a wide array of services for children and families throughout the state including foster care, adoption, outpatient and inpatient behavioral health care.
The fun begins with an all-hands-on-deck meeting at Wal-Mart where our Home Rental Services team runs around filling shopping carts with things from the wish lists of the kids. After the shopping is done, we go to dinner together. This year, we all went to Cinzetti’s on Metcalf and enjoyed some great Italian food together. After the presents are bought, we set aside a morning to wrap them together in our office at College and Metcalf.
The end result is that we are making a difference for some kids that need to be reminded that they are loved. It is a team building experience for everyone that works at Home Rental Services. It is also a great reminder to have perspective as the year comes to an end. It isn’t all about presents and parties.
Tell us your stories of giving back or helping kids this holidays season in the comment section below!