- Dec. 19, 2019
-- For single moms with young children at or below the poverty line, the holidays aren't always a happy time. While many parents shop the malls and toy aisles at their local superstores to find the perfect gifts for their children, single moms in transitional programs like those at the Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children's Shelter are trying to figure out how to provide just one gift for each of their children to open on Christmas morning. Thankfully, companies like GA-based InsuranceHub care enough to put the happy back into the holidays by providing a Christmas miracle to families in need. Staffers at the tech-driven insurance agency adopted two families through the Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children's Shelter and conducted a gift drive. InsuranceHub team members fulfilled all the wishes on the two families' wish lists – collecting everything from kitchen tools, cookware and household supplies for the two mothers, clothes for every member of both families, and toys for all five kids.
Jim Lloyd – founder and president of InsuranceHub (www.insurancehub.com
) – is devoted to the Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children's Shelter, as exemplified through his service on their Executive Board. In addition to his company's annual gift drive, he has organized and InsuranceHub has sponsored one of the largest fundraisers of the year for Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children's Shelter the last four years, the Sip & Swine BBQ Festival at Coolray Field - next scheduled for March 6-7, 2020. He believes in the work the nonprofit is doing to give homeless children and their young mothers a hand up rather than a handout.
"It's called the 'season of giving' for a reason," said Lloyd. "The true rewards come from giving gifts to someone who really wants and NEEDS them. While we won't get to see their faces when they open their gifts on Christmas morning, we can just imagine the smiles as they open each one and know that Santa didn't miss them this year. I'm so proud of my team for digging deep and coming through for these two moms and their kids. We're keeping the magic of Christmas alive for them and that's better than any gift we could ever receive. I encourage all my fellow business owners to do the same each holiday season – make it a part of your corporate culture. If we all did that, I've no doubt that the world would be a better place."
To learn more about Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children's Shelter and make a secure online donation, please visit www.homeofhopegcs.org