Hoping to spread some holiday cheer, CCIG staff on Dec. 17 delivered about $750 worth of Christmas gifts and gift cards to a family in Aurora that is experiencing homelessness.
The family, which includes an 8-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, is living in a camper without electricity after dealing with some medical issues. They move around to different parking lots in the Aurora area, and have a generator to try to heat the camper on cold winter nights.
CCIG’s volunteer committee worked with a community corporate liaison of Aurora Public Schools to identify the family and their holiday wish list. CCIG staff bought and wrapped several gifts for each of the family members, and donated money for gift cards to restaurants and grocery stores.
This is the second year that CCIG’s volunteer committee has adopted a family at the holidays. Mary Hargrove, chair of the committee, is already gathering information for next year’s holiday efforts.