With the holiday season in full swing, there is no better time to give back to the community. Although MRI helps several organizations throughout the year, our participation in Adopt-A-Family is one of the most memorable.
Adopt-A-Family was founded to provide a short-term safety net and caring support to Greater Cleveland area families that are working to maintain a stable home environment for their children during times of socioeconomic duress. The organization seeks to help parent(s) and children gain stability and allow them the opportunity to grow together. Along with their countless donations of emergency food, clothing, and furniture to economically disadvantage families with children, the organization also provides winter outerwear, and educational material, including books and arts and crafts materials, which provide opportunities for kids to improve their academics.
Through the Adopt a Family for Christmas Program, families that have fallen on hard times due to recent loss of employment, taking care of a sick child or an unforeseen financial hardship are matched with potential sponsors who would like to help during the holiday season. Last year, the company gave 200 families with 535 children a Christmas to remember.
We are happy to announce that this holiday season, MRI was able to spread some holiday cheer to 7 families, including 18 children. MRI employees were generous enough to donate every single item on each family’s wishlist. Great job, team!