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Jockey Being Family Hosts “Santa On 6th” To Benefit Local Foster And Adoptive Families
Santa Claus was in town… just a bit early! And for good reason – to spread some comfort and joy in a safe and socially distant way.
KENOSHA, Wis. [December 14, 2020] – Santa Claus was in town… just a bit early! And for good reason – to spread some comfort and joy in a safe and socially distant way. For the twelfth year in a row, Jockey Being Family (JBF) hosted an event with Santa and local families to spread some Christmas cheer!
On Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 am-noon, JBF hosted “Santa on 6th” to benefit local adoptive and foster families during the holiday season.
JBF has traditionally held its annual “Breakfast with Santa” event in December but due to concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic, it has pivoted to a safer, socially distanced alternative. “Santa on 6th” was a drive-through event located at the Jockey Factory Store (5500 6th Ave.). Families drove by the downtown store and were greeted by JBF mascots, Christmas carolers, North Pole princesses and Santa and Mrs. Claus in the window of the decorated storefront.
The event was also made possible with donations by Meijer and Journey Church Disaster Relief Team (Kenosha, Wis).
As each participating family drove through, they received a holiday bag including a variety of festive gifts and activities as well as a $50 Meijer gift card. Each child in the family received an age appropriate Christmas gift. Jockey International employees along with JBF raised necessary funds to provide over 400 gifts for distribution.
Newly appointed Chief Philanthropy Office, Jake McGhee, who now oversees the company’s community efforts and foundation, was excited to participate in his first JBF event.
“It is great that we were able to get creative and still find a way to give back to our families during the holiday season,” said McGhee. “I’m still new to Jockey, and it was great to see the employee’s excitement about giving back through their personal time and financial resources for this cause. I hope this event brings some excitement and cheer to the local community.”
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About Jockey Being Family
Jockey Being Family supports and strengthens adoptive families by providing funding to nonprofit organizations, enabling them to provide critical post-adoption services on both local and national levels, thereby helping adoptive families stay together, forever. The Foundation believes every child deserves to grow up with a loving family in a forever home.