This holiday season, Seed Strategy shared holiday cheer with families in need through two different organizations, the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities (BCBDD) and Welcome House.
Strategist Kate Malo and Strategist Elizabeth Heist helped to organize this year’s effort.
In total, the agency donated over 50 gifts to two local families in need, ranging from baby clothing and toys, microwaves, towels, food and gift cards for gas and groceries.
This was Seed’s fourth year working with the BCBDD, this time sponsoring a family of six, who planned to save the donated gifts for Christmas morning.
“The family is so excited to have a wonderful Christmas with their new baby,” said Sarah Phillips, Family Support Coordinator for the BCBDD.
“What a blessing it is to bring cheer to a family in need this holiday season,” said Malo, a longtime BCBDD volunteer. “It’s nice to take a moment and reflect on the importance of family and friends during such a busy time of year.”
New to Seed this year was Welcome House. Heist has a long history of working with this local organization, and Seed was happy to jump in and extend more cheer. Through Welcome House, Seed sponsored a family of five.
“When I think about what it means to give a ‘gift,’ it means so much more than buying material things,” said Heist. “It can mean giving your time, lifting someone’s spirit or simply saying, ‘I care.’”
The holiday season can be such a special time, so everyone at Seed is passionate about sharing anything they can with these wonderful organizations and families.
“The holidays are often difficult for those without a place to call home, and showing them that someone does care is the true gift for Christmas,” said Heist. “I’m proud to be a part of the generous Seed family who helped bring joy to a Welcome House family for the holidays.”