Whitlam Group is proud to participate in the 57th Annual Adopt-A-Child Christmas Program!
“Each year the Adopt-A-Child Christmas Party for disadvantaged children is held at Cobo Center with thousands of people of all races and religions, screaming, ripping open presents, hugging each other, swapping smiles, kissing and crying tears of joy. Generous people from the Detroit Metropolitan area, as well as distant communities across the state and Canada, present gifts of winter clothing and toys to needy Detroit area children who range in age from birth to 12 years. Sponsors receive the name, age and clothing size for each child they have agreed to adopt” (FM98WJLB, 2017).
This year, Whitlam adopted 4 of those families consisting of 13 children, aging from 6 months-11 years old. The children and parents were incredibly appreciative for all of the items that were graciously donated by Whitlam employees.
Each child was super excited to open their gifts! They loved all of the clothing that they received and could not get the toys out of the boxes fast enough!
Whitlam also sponsored the buses for a school marching band to come and play at the event. This has been a tradition for years and was a lot of fun for the kids.
We are so happy that we got the opportunity to help out the community and make the kids happy!
FM98WJLB. (2017, November 24). Adopt-A-Child Christmas Program. Retrieved from 97.9WJLB: https://wjlbdetroit.iheart.com/content/2017-11-24-adopt-a-child-christmas-program/