American Solutions for Business (ASB) raised $ 12,000 for families in the Pope County area through their annual Adopt-A-Family fundraiser. This giveaway is a recurring program put together by US sales associates and home office workers as a giveaway to founder Larry Zavadil and his wife Diane, which started 20 years ago. This year’s donation exceeded 2019 donations by $ 5,000, making it a banner year!
The SBA reached out to county administrators in early November for information on families in need this year. The county then collected information that kept the families anonymous but described the family’s structures and needs. The sizes and Christmas lists of the families were then collected and shared with the ASB.
âIt was a huge task for us this year, receiving information for eight families, including 21 children! We were able to get everything on their Christmas lists plus a few extras, âsaid Jamie Lanoue, Talent Acquisition Specialist for American. “We’ve had a lot of hands to help make the process possible this year, and we’re grateful.”
With the $ 12,000, ASB was able to purchase toys, household items, hygiene products and clothing for each member of the family, while also including a Visa gift card for other sundries.