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Holiday Express Giving Partner

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BENEFITING: Holiday Express, Inc.

Joanne Colella


Join me in becoming a Giving Partner for Holiday Express!  Read below for all the details...

Founded in 1993, Holiday Express is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to deliver music, food, gifts, financial support, and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year. The adults and children they visit include the mentally and physically disabled, the isolated, individuals in addiction and recovery programs, the poor and the homeless, and children with serious illnesses. With a constituency of more than 15,000 throughout the metropolitan tri-state area, their priority is to serve those who are desperately in need and often forgotten. This year, Holiday Express and its army of volunteers will perform 70 personalized events from mid-November through Christmas Eve.

One of the unique hallmarks of Holiday Express is its ever-expanding Giving Partner Program. Through the generous support of the donors who participate in the Giving Partner Program, Holiday Express strives to fulfill the specific needs of the various organizations they visit. Each organization provides Holiday Express with a “wish list” of items -- both large and small, at various price points, and covering a wide range of needs -- that are not within their normal budget. Holiday Express seeks companies, groups, families, community groups, or individuals interested in purchasing some or all of the items on each list. The Giving Partner Program is over and above the personalized gift bags that each individual receives at every event. This match-up of donors with organizations forges a warm and personal relationship that transforms the donors and organizations into true partners in caring. There is no better experience than the moment, during a performance, when the group being visited is presented with something at the top of their wish list that they would otherwise find impossible to obtain.

Through this CrowdRise initiative, I invite you to please join me in raising funds that will assist in making one or more holiday wishes come true for these very special audiences.



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