As we head into the busy holiday season and the end of 2020, you might be tempted to look back and focus on all of the challenges and changes this year has brought. It would be easy, and even understandable, for folks to hunker down, focus inward, and just try to get through the rest of the year. However, for the True Team, this just is not how we operate. This time of year has traditionally marked a season of giving for our team, and nothing was going to change that for us.
Each year, True participates in several “Adopt-A-Family” programs across the country. It is one of our favorite projects of the year and is the perfect way to wrap up our annual giving efforts. While we weren’t exactly sure what it would look like this year, we were certain that our True Team would be ready to participate.
In fact, after we assigned specific wish list items out to our Team, we had several individuals ask if they could actually purchase more items than we asked for because they just really wanted to make sure that these families had a great holiday.
While we had to shop online and not in stores and didn’t get the chance to get together to wrap all of the presents, we were still able to “adopt” 3 families and cross off every single item on their lists! We even had some donation money left over which allowed us to send gift cards with the gifts to make sure that each of the families would be able to continue to purchase the items they need after the holiday season ends.
What is truly remarkable, is that even after we purchased the gifts and provided extra gift cards, we still had some funds left and were able to purchase some supplies for our friends at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. The generosity of our True Team Members, while not unexpected, was certainly a welcome reminder that even during a global pandemic, our commitment to serving others remains strong.
To our True Team, your willingness to take the time to stop and think of others during this strange and uncertain time is admirable. Thank you for once again proving that our True Team is unlike any other.
You are simply the best.