On Giving Tuesday this year, Heuristica was pleased to sponsor three families this holiday season.
Through Holiday Helpers the firm sponsored three single-parent families with a total of four kids ranging from 5 to 8 years old.
The firm’s Office Manager, Annalee O’Donnell, organized the initiative and took it upon herself to shop for gifts for all three families according to lists provided by them and also prepared a customized stocking for each person. Annalee said “it’s been awhile since I shopped for little kids and I actually had to look some things up on the internet to see what they were.” She said she had no idea what “LOL Dolls” or “Robot Chameleons” were but was “happy knowing the kids were getting what they had asked for”.
Holiday Helpers is a registered charity whose mission is to provide a one-time personalized Christmas package to low income families with young children who are trying to improve their circumstances. They work with donors, volunteers and partnering charities to provide each family with a holiday meal, decorated Christmas tree, and customized Christmas gifts.
The customized packages bring holiday joy, but also offer poverty-relief items like winter snow suits, warm hats and mitts, household items like warm blankets and small appliances and a grocery gift card that can be put towards a warm holiday meal.