This year at 212 Media Studios we decided to do our Christmas donations a little differently. We gave each employee $250 and said, “Give this to the charity of your choice, and share with the rest of the team why you made that choice.”
A few years ago a girl who worked at a women’s shelter stayed with my family. After hearing her stories and realizing the need that so many women and children have, I chose to give to the Beaman Home here in Warsaw. They work to provide a safe haven for those going through domestic violence. I learned that shelters tend to fill up just after holidays because those in difficult circumstances either don’t want to break up the family until after, or hope that things will get better after the holidays. I want to do my part in making sure these women have a place to find secure shelter for themselves and their children.
The 212 team has a heart for giving back—and I’m proud of them for making this a priority year after year.