The Asa Cox Foundation
The grant from the Western Reserve Junior Service League made such a difference in the lives of Northeast Ohio kids. Over the holiday season, we were able to serve a total of 2,700 children in our Christmas for the Kids program! That means that 2,700 kids living in poverty made a “Santa’s wish list” for presents that they really wanted. Then Asa’s Angels staff, board, and volunteers went to work. We verified applicants’ income status and needs and we confirmed that the children were not participating in other Christmas gift programs. Next, we went shopping for presents. Thanks to your generosity – and the generosity of so many others in the community – we were able to purchase approximately 15,000 gifts (valued at $10 on average). Your funds were specifically used to purchase these gifts to give kids one of the best Christmases they have probably ever had in their lives. We worked with a host of volunteers to wrap the presents and organize them for distribution. Then, we made sure that all of the presents were picked up by the families before or on Christmas Day, bringing the magic of Christmas, the spirit of generosity, and the reassurance of goodwill to disadvantaged families across our area. We are so thankful for your grant which positively affected our organization by enabling us to provide additional presents to kids in need who we would not have had the resources to serve otherwise.