Annual Adopt-A-Child Christmas Program
Whitlam Group once again participated in the 55th Annual Adopt-A-Child Christmas Program held by North End Youth Improvement Council (NEYIC), a Detroit-based organization. The NEYIC was founded over 40 years ago, with the purpose to engender values, hope, self-esteem, and self-respect in the young people who live in Detroit communities. This event is one of NEYIC’s biggest annual programs, provides gifts of warm clothing and presents to over 3,000 low-income youths, ranging from newborns up to 12 years of age.
We invited all of our employees to donate to this great program and they responded in a big way. Whitlam Group sponsored sixteen children from six families. Our own Quality Manager, Mark Smith, attended the event with his daughter to meet the families and personally present the gift bags to each child. It’s fair to say that Mark and his daughter may have benefited more from this event than the children. “Seeing the excitement and pure joy the children displayed as they tore open their Christmas bags was something that my daughter and I will not soon forget. We had a great time with the kids and I can’t wait to do it again next year,” said Mark.
To learn more about how you can help those in need, go to: www.neyic.org.