Each holiday season provides us with a cherished and special opportunity to give back to our community and work with remarkable organizations. This year we were very fortunate to work with two separate charities – The Immaculate Conception Church (in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul) and 100 Neediest Cases (in conjunction with the United Way) to help provide for the needs of 19 people.
Generous donations from our team members made it possible for us to create clothing packages for 8 homeless individuals from the Columbia, Illinois area. The clothing packages included a warm hooded sweatshirt, a hat, long underwear, and socks.
From the 100 Neediest Cases organization we adopted 3 families: the first family includes a single mother with five children, the second family is a single mother with two children, and the third family is a single mother with one child. For each of these families we were pleased to be able to provide a gift card for a local grocery store, as well as clothing for each family member and toys for each child.
Having the good fortune to come together, to shop, wrap and deliver these gifts allows us to reflect on our unique AeroNavData family, to enjoy the camaraderie and to delight in the true spirit of the holiday season. We cherish this time together every year and are inspired by the work of the charities we work with in their generous charters.
Happy Holidays to all!