Our annual Winter Wishes Program was a resounding success this year. Organized by our AmeriCorps Members, the holidays were made brighter for 321 children in our communities. Parents or guardians provided 642 volunteer hours at our sites or partner sites, allowing their family to participate in the program.
Besides gift donations, over $3500 was raised from family, friends, and Homeport partners – with staff member Brenda Moncrief and AmeriCorps Shannon Wealther recruiting the most outside help.
We would like to thank everyone who helped us share the joy of giving this holiday season, especially our partners Alliance Data, The Wallick Companies, CPO Management, and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing. And a very special thank you to: AmeriCorps Members Phyllicia White, Pamela Palmer, and Aisha Upton; Volunteer Coordinator Rachel Arnold; and volunteer Sam Page, for their work on this program. They spent many hours making this year’s program a success.