For the second year in a row, Seed Strategy brought holiday cheer to a family in need through the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities (BCBDD) Holiday Outreach Program.
Project Director Kate Mathers, who has a long history of involvement with the BCBDD, once again headed up this holiday’s volunteer effort.
“Each year we are fortunate to bring joy to the Greater Cincinnati community thanks to wonderful organizations like the BCBDD,” said Mathers. “It’s always so heartwarming to see a family overcome with emotion as we share the holiday gifts and meal.”
This past December, the Seed team was paired with a young family consisting of a mother and her three children. Two of the children have developmental delays in speech as well as physical disabilities and receive support from BCBDD.
Seed volunteers joined together to cook a delicious meal, complete with a ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, candied yams and a variety of festive desserts. They also delivered a bounty of gifts for the children, as well as some special treasures for the mother.
“I just knew that Seed was the right group of people for this family to be around and experience,” said BCBDD representative Christa Cooper. “I cannot explain in words how the team’s genuine special touch and care has made a difference for the family.”
“Supporting BCBDD’s holiday outreach effort for a second time proved to be just as awesome as our first endeavor with the organization in 2012,” said Insights Strategist Jamila Watson, who helped organize the outreach effort. “The Seed Strategy family stepped up to the challenge with an overwhelming response, yielding monetary donations as well as clothing, toys, crafts and food. And, it was truly a rewarding experience to be a part of the team that made the personal delivery to our family. The smiles on the mom’s and kids’ faces have left a lasting impression on my heart.”
Community service plays an important role in many Seedlings’ lives, and the entire agency feels fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in such a meaningful cause.
“The holidays remind us of a lot of things,” said Seed Copywriter Matt Donahue, who helped deliver the meal and gifts. “This season’s experience with the BCBDD reminded me just how lucky we all are. I’d like to think it benefitted us as much as it did the family.”
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Angela Jones is a Creative Director at Seed Strategy.