George's Secret Elves was founded by family and friends in 2011 in memory and honor of my father, George Johnson Sr. to help feed students in poverish schools over the Christmas Break in our community. The children of these schools normally receive 3 meals a day while in school (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) but during the holiday break they did not have that resource and our group would send home gifts of food during that break time. Over the years we have started to feed over 600 students over Christmas and our projects had expanded to other needs for our community throughout the year. We do 20 projects per year that show a spark of love and support to our local Veterans, nursing home residents, Community Easter Egg Hunt, Family Spooky Lab, gifts of love for teens in foster care, gifts of food for students, do a coat and back to school supply drive, provide homeless shelter residents gifts of food, and much more.
Fast forward to our crazy year of 2020 and we have a bigger need than ever for your donations. This year due to the Covid outbreak and all the guidelines to help keep everyone safe, we have had to cancel 15 of our fundraisers thus far. As many of you know, we rely heavily on these fundraisers throughout the year to help support our mission to give back a helping hand to those in need in our community. All of us at the Elves Headquarters are big hearted volunteers (even me, your head elf) and we only get paid in candy canes and smiles which means your donation goes 100% towards our mission of helping others and to maintain our office space (also know as the Elves Workshop) which we need to keep our supplies and future goals of holding classes, fundraisers, and events. Many of you have believed in the Magic of our organization from the beginning and with this platform, it looks as though you are now able to help with a monthly donation (which many of you had asked about). Please know, that whether you give once a year, or monthly, you are the heart of our program with your love, volunteerism, and monetary donations that help us to help others. Now more than years past, I am asking you for your support if you are able and sending you a big hug of thank you. Welcome aboard to all the newbie Elves that just found out about us and are helping and welcome back to all the Elf Alumni, whatever stage you are at with us, it is a ELF-tastic place to be and we welcome you.