By Caitlin Meehan, Director of Client Care for Home Rental Services
KVC provides in-home family support, behavioral healthcare, foster care, adoption, youth substance abuse treatment and psychiatric hospitals, KVC touches the lives of over 60,000 children and families each year.
We support the mission of KVC every year as a company by volunteering to buy presents for children in KVC programs. On Monday, November 27th, we met at Target to buy gifts for 10 kids that otherwise wouldn’t be getting presents for Christmas.
Many people wore ugly sweaters (or shirts that looked like ugly sweaters) for the shopping event. We distribute the children’s wish lists across teams and spread out to shop till we drop. We’ve done this for many years and have the process down to a science! We know to keep presents organized by each child. And of course we get gift receipts for every item in case an exchange is necessary.
Next, we schedule time in the office to put the presents in large, green bags that KVC provides and get ready to deliver everything.
And the final step is to take everything to KVC! We decided to deliver the presents in our wrapped Home Rental Services car this year.
There is nothing better than giving to others during the holidays. It’s a great way to get into the spirit of the season! And it’s a great way for your team, family or friends to do something fun together while making a positive difference in the lives of others.