The LIFT WC organization, in partnership with the Friends Forever Social Education Center, raised over $300 in December to support the local food pantries by providing personalized virtual holiday greetings. Donors were able to go out to the LIFT WC website to select a song from the options, give a personalized message and select how they wanted their greeting delivered, via email or Facebook. Friends Forever members then filled each request by supplying the talent for the personalized introduction and the song. A total of 26 personalized greetings were produced. The donations are in the process of being distributed with each Webster City food pantry receiving $75.
“We heard that Friends Forever members were looking for a way to give back this holiday season and thought since we were not able to be involved in any community service this holiday season due to COVID restrictions, we’d come up with a way to partner and bring some happiness this holiday season,” said Darcy Swon, LIFT WC Board Member. “Through discussions with the Friends Forever Social Education Center staff we knew that several members had goals in the month that the partnership would allow them to meet. We had a great time doing the project and hope to expand on this program next year and find other ways to partner with this amazing organization in our community.”
In addition to the personalized greetings, members of the Friends Forever Social Education Center brought food to donate to Upper Des Moines Opportunity.