‘Tis the Season…

The holiday season is in full swing and as the famous song goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. To that end, at Black Mountain, we wanted to do our part to spread a little holiday cheer to those who may need it.

ny-2015-ww1Our New York team supported New York Cares again this year by donating 15 gifts to children ages 4-12 for the Winter Wishes program, as well as 15 coats for the annual Coat Drive.

For Winter Wishes, New York Cares partners with hundreds of community partners, including homeless shelters and other deserving nonprofit organizations, to provide holiday gifts for disadvantaged children, teens, and seniors, many of whom would not otherwise receive gifts during the holidays. The organization received 40,000 Winter Wishes letters, which were all claimed by generous volunteers.

In San Diego, the Black Mountain team was excited to partner with the Monarch School again this holiday season. The team adopted a 12th grade class with 15 students and fulfilled their holiday wish lists.

The mission of the Monarch School is to educate students impacted by homelessness and to help them develop hope for a future with the necessary skills and experiences for personal success. Monarch has served San Diego for nearly three decades, beginning as a one-room education center and expanding into a K-12 comprehensive school.

We’re happy to support such great causes and help put smiles on a few faces around the holidays. Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year!