Hi everyone! Just wanted to give a quick update on things from this end. We had a tremendous outpouring of support last year and the event we put on was just spectacular! The outpouring of support we received allowed us to assist 13 families, three more than we expected. Thank you to everyone who helped make 2014 such a success!
Despite our best efforts, our core group cannot take on the commitment of putting on another huge event like last year’s. That said, the main priority was to give deserving families a holiday they may not have otherwise. That goal remains the same this year and will be met – with enthusiasm!
There will still be plenty of opportunity to donate items and/or money to help the cause. There will also still be a gift-wrapping event, which was extremely well attended last year. While the event was truly wonderful, there was a great deal of work and a lot of overhead associated with it. Not hosting that will allow MSB to focus attention solely on supporting our families – and will allow us to assist a great deal more of them.
In addition to contributing to the families’ needs and wish lists, there will also be a new area in which you can volunteer this year. Santa’s helpers will be called upon to help deliver gifts to each family in the days leading up to Christmas. More information will be shared about this as we get closer to the holidays, but we hope you’ll consider helping out in that regard.
The search process is underway to identify the families MSB will be helping this year. Stay tuned for more updates on that very soon!