To the Editor:
On Sunday, Dec. 16, I had the honor of attending a charitable event held at Buddyz Pizza in McHenry. “Santa for Seniors” was thrown together by an employee of Senior Services Associates.
Being an employee with SSA, this person (on her own time) put together drop boxes at various locations around town asking for donations that would be distributed to less fortunate senior citizens – seniors with no families to celebrate Christmas.
This young lady also solicited donations on Facebook, and the response was overwhelming. She received gift cards, monetary donations and various gifts to be passed on to the less fortunate.
She contacted many of these senior citizens to ask them what they needed for Christmas, and then used the donations she had collected to go out and buy the gifts. Again, this was all done on her own time.
On Sunday, there had to be at least two-dozen volunteers gathered at Buddyz to help put together the gift baskets that will be distributed to the seniors and the less fortunate families who cannot afford to buy Christmas gifts for their children. Without these volunteers, this would not have been as great as it was.
When the event was winding down, a patron of the restaurant walked over to me and shook my hand and said, “You must be very proud of your daughter for putting this all together.”
This was such an amazing feat of kindness. And, yes, I am very proud of my daughter, Kristina Danitz.