Everett, WA – December 19, 2011 – On Fri., December 2, 2011, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and Rudolph visited more than 45 of Housing Hope’s low-income families at the American Red Cross in
This is the 16th year Hos Brothers has organized and managed the Santa Hos party for selected charities, and the second year for Housing Hope, an agency that provides emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing for very low to low-income families. The mission of the Santa Hos program is to provide support to the community through positive contact along with financial support to children and families in crisis.
Santa arrived in a dump truck, escorted by eight “reindeer” superintendant trucks and Washington State Patrol motorcycles, to dozens of children from
Both parents and children were in awe over the evening and decorations. “When we walked into the room that night, it felt like we were walking into Santa’s workshop,” said a client of Housing Hope.
Funding for the food, decorations and presents come from Hos Brothers employees who contribute to the Santa Hos fund throughout the year, which the company matches dollar for dollar. Additional donations are made by vendors and subcontractors who work with Hos Bros.
Lori Fenton, Case Management Supervisor at Housing Hope, said she was impressed with everything the company does. “The incredible generosity of Hos Brothers and the donors who contribute to the event make it such an extraordinary night,” Fenton said. “It makes families feel special and it’s nice to be a part of.”
Santa Hos is only one of the holiday programs for Housing Hope clients. Gift cards for department and grocery stores; welcome baskets; donations of food, clothing and diapers; or volunteering are all ways to help out in the holiday season.
For more information on Housing Hope or ways to contribute, please visit the Web site at www.housinghope.org.