With your help, 42 local families were served with holiday blessings! Because of your gifts each family partner was blessed with a holiday meal, gifts for each member of the family, warm winter apparel, stocking stuffers, and an essentials basket filled with cold weather essentials!
Thank you to the following Holiday Partners!
Charlotte Country Day School
First United Presbyterian Church
Hendrick Automotive Group
Novant Health Sterile Processing Unit
Providence Baptist Church
Quail Acres Neighborhood
XO by Jessica
and the many Local Community Members who donated gifts, warm winter items and gift cards to make this the best holiday yet for the families in our program!
Special Shout Outs:
Hendrick Automotive Group employees sponsored, wrapped and delivered gifts for 85 individuals in our Family Success Program!
Providence Baptist Church allowed us to use their space as our headquarters during donation drop offs, organizing, and distributing. Church members donated gifts and gift cards for food, transportation and other needs, and organized and delivered the gifts.
Spokes Group donated 10 new bicycles!
XO by Jessica embroidered a stocking for each child totaling 118!
This personalized touch means so much to the families in our program.
First United Presbyterian donated 10 boxes full of holiday food along with a $25 gift card to Food Lion for fresh items.
Charlotte Country Day School – Upper School sponsored, purchased and wrapped for 3 families in our program!
Novant Health Sterile Processing Department sponsored, purchased for, and packed 5 essentials baskets filled with cold weather essentials!
Youth in Action!
The Charlotte branch of a youth nonprofit, People for Urban and Rural Education (PURE) collected essentials like gloves, hats, and toiletries for essentials baskets!
Two second graders, Rylee and Lachlyn, launched their own business, #MagicTreatsClt, and donated their profits to FFC families through our Virtual Angel Tree. The young girls grew eager to do more after realizing how some kids may go without during the holiday.
It truly takes a village to pull off holiday efforts for over 175 people! We are grateful to have the best volunteers that make our programming possible.
Thank you to Liaisons (mentors) and other volunteers who packed and delivered gifts!
Thank you to volunteers from Providence Baptist Church,Trevor Booker (former NBA player) and his family, and our very own Telitha Hight, for helping to organize, pack and deliver presents!
It’s Not Too Late To Give!
Providing holiday items to local families is just one of the many things we do throughout the year with our Family Success Program! Your support in the coming year is crucial to our success. You can become a monthly partner of Families Forward Charlotte and help families throughout the year by going to our donation page and making a monthly commitment.
With each pledge you make to Families Forward Charlotte, you are directly helping a family overcome an obstacle that is holding them back from breaking the cycle of poverty. With expanding our reach to serve a total of 70 local families in 2021, no donation is too small to make a difference. Please donate today to make a difference in someone’s life.
We greatly appreciate your generosity!
Happy Holidays from Families Forward Board Members and Staff!