Toy Drive 2017 – Making the Holidays Happier
A lot of attention is often given to the business end of the holiday season that it can be easy to forget that gifts aren’t just orders, conversions, and data points: they’re a symbol of the love and kinship that makes this time of year so special. From grand gestures to tiny toys, a gift is a reminder that someone somewhere is thinking about you.
For most of us, the holidays are a carousel of plentiful eggnog, thoughtful gifts, and love from family and friends. Sadly, though, there are many for whom this isn’t the case. It’s easy to lose sight of the less fortunate when we’re so focused on our own lives. This is why LYONSCG employees on both sides of the ocean come together every year to give back and spread cheer and joy to their communities.
LYONSCG’s Chicago office holds an annual toy drive in support of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. These gifts go to the brave patients at the hospital, which provides best-in-class medical care for more than 174,000 kids each and every year. As a member of the hospital’s Circle of Corporate Champions, it’s truly a privilege for LYONSCG to contribute to such an amazing organization.
In the Ann Arbor, Michigan office, LYONSCG employees sponsored a family of five through Orchards Family Services, a nonprofit that provides foster care, adoption, and other family preservation services across Michigan. The sponsorship and associated toy drive led to more than 50 gift donations, making the holidays bright for their sponsored family.
Moving south, the LYONSCG Dallas office got in on the action with a toy drive of its own. Employees donated more than $250 worth of gifts to the Network of Community Ministries’ “Toyland Express” program, which helps low-income families provide gifts for their children during the holiday season.
Across the pond, LYONSCG London teamed up with Capgemini for a holiday bake sale, with the proceeds all going to charity. Not to be outdone, the office put up a giving tree in the lobby where employees have been donating gifts for children in need.
Whether its raising funds for brain cancer research or providing toys for tots, community stewardship is at the core of LYONSCG. We take joy in making our communities a better place, and there’s no better time to come together than the holidays. Happy holidays, and here’s to a joyous and healthy New Year!