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In late November, A&A Paving Contractors, Inc. team members happily spent a lunch break shopping for toys to donate to For the 10’s Holiday Gift Mart. Delighted with their task, these shopping elves filled carts with holiday presents for local children. Incredibly, these children will receive these gifts from their parents, who will no longer have to worry whether they can afford gifts this holiday season.
Each year, thousands of parents throughout the Chicagoland area struggle to provide for their families, let alone purchase Christmas gifts for their children. For the 10, established by Mission Church, partners with friends and sponsors to set up “toy stores” full of new, donated toys at host schools. Families from these schools can shop for the perfect gifts for their children. Proceeds from the toys sales, which cost families $2 per toy but are generally valued at approximately $10, are then given to the school to fund educational initiatives of their choice.
As a result, the For the 10 Holiday Gift Mart empowers parents and provides them with a dignified way to purchase gifts for their children this Holiday Season. The effort is completely local; serving 5 elementary schools right here in the northwestern suburbs.
Since 2011, over 13,00 gifts have been provided – a spectacular accomplishment where everyone wins: parents, children and schools!
To learn more about the For the 10 Holiday Gift Mart, click here.