Christmas was even more magical for some parents and children in the Ranch’s Family Treatment Program (FTP) thanks to two generous donations in December.
Grade 7/8 students in Pilot Butte raised $240 for the FTP.
“This was so terrific – seeing children and youth fundraise to help other children was amazing,” said FTP director Patti Petrucka. Manager Jordan Hubick visited the school to accept the donation on behalf of the Family Treatment Program.
The money raised by the class was used toward purchasing a small gift for each child in the program. They received their gifts at a family Christmas celebration, where Santa himself attended to hand them out!
Bayer Crop Sciences also donated $500 to the FTP.
“The Bayer Crop monies went to children who are reunifying to parental care,” explained Patti. “Many of these families’ experience poverty and have minimal funds for Christmas celebrations – this donation allowed for each child to have a fantastic quality gift.”
“The families indicated that this was the best Christmas they have had – living with their children and being able to have gifts under the tree was amazing.”
We are no less thankful for donations received at any other time of the calendar year! Thank-you to Farm Credit for the $500 earlier in 2017– each donation received goes a long way toward brightening the lives of our clients.