Staff members at Illinois Association of REALTORS® office in Springfield have once again partnered with a local social services agency – Contact Ministries – to provide a needy Springfield family with holiday presents.
This year, staff members are
shopping for a 23-year-old mother and her three children. According to Contact Ministries, the mother graduated from a six-month program there. She attends life skills classes and actively volunteers at the charity as well.
So that IAR can buy the appropriate clothes and toys for the children, the mother has provided “wish lists” for her seven year old daughter, five-year-old son and one-year-old daughter.
IAR collected monetary contributions through Friday, then volunteer staff members will go shopping today and wrap presents tomorrow. After gifts are purchased and wrapped, any remaining donations will be placed on a gift card for the family. The presents will be delivered later in the week.
(This is one part of a series of stories that shine a light on charitable community work performed by local Illinois associations and their members. To see all of the stories published so far, search for “charitable giving.”)