The Salvation Army has helped income restricted families in the valley for the past 32 years bringing gifts and joy to THOUSANDS of children as every child deserves a Merry Christmas. Since the programs inception in 1986 they have provided gifts and joy to over 52,000 children locally. AMAZING!!!!
We founded the Besse Family Foundation in 2016 to help those who need a hand now and then. Based on our successful fundraising two years running, we know that 2018 will bring even more Joy to our already full hearts!
In 2017 we were able to raise over $14,300 which enabled us to buy nearly 1320 gifts for 320 children...an increase from 2016 more than 50%. A big portion of our fund raising success came from our clients which was truly AMAZING!!! but without the support of our friends and family we know that our goals would be impossible to reach. We truly treasure each of our relationships.
Joy comes in all shapes and sizes, some come from a simple smile to a stranger who seems to be a little down, some come from bringing a hot meal to someone in need or shaking hands with someone you just hired after they had been job searching for months. We all have an ability to impact our environment uniquely and we choose to follow our passion and provide as much Joy to our neighboring children as we can.
We know that with your help this year, not only can we meet our goal from 2017, but we can SMASH it by raising over $20,000 in 2018.
New in 2018, we are partnering with our partners at Farmers.....The Eric Pfister Agency, The Scott Schlossberg Agency, The Jon O'Brien Agency & the Theresa Rico Agency to expand our reach and help as many children as possible. A donation of $25 buys 1/2 of a child's Christmas list, $50 buys the whole list. A donation of $20,000 will buy nearly 1825 gifts and bring joy to 500 valley children, donate to whatever fills your heart!
From all of us at The Besse Family Foundation and its volunteers. We thank you!