(December 7, 2022) —
To kick off the season of giving, holiday cheer, and making a difference in the community, Change Our Future’s 12 Days of Christmas initiative will focus on supporting local families throughout the Cities of Philadelphia and Indianapolis with the help of community partners and volunteers during the month of December. 12 Days of Christmas’s purpose is to incite change in the lives of youth, starting with the foundation’s Fill-A-Cart Giveaway that will help 20 families in time for Christmas on December 6th from 5:00pm-6:30pm at Target on 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130. and December 12th at Meijor on 5349 Pike Plaza Rd., Indianapolis, IN. Special invited guests include Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts players.
“Our goal this year is to support up to 40 families ahead of the holiday season,” says Rodney McLeod, Starting Safety for the Indianapolis Colts, and Co-Founder of Change Our Future. “We rely on our community members and foundation supporters to make this annual initiative possible. No donation amount is too small, and all proceeds will help a family in need.”
Many families face challenging times during the holiday season. Change Our Future’s Fill-A-Cart Giveaway is a shopping experience for selected families facing hardships during the holidays! This initiative allows those to shop freely for household items such as toys and clothes for children. Change Our Future strives to bring holiday cheer and make a difference in underserved communities. Families were identified through ourcommunity partners, including Turning Points for Children. Throughout the years, Change Our Future has helped over 2,500 families and counting during the holiday seasons.
Erika McLeod, Co-Founder of Change Our Future says, “We are excited to kick off our annual 12 Days of Christmas initiative. With the holidays rapidly approaching, Change Our Future is appreciative of the opportunity to partner with other organizations whose missions align with ours and be a resource to the communities we serve.”
Other elements of the 12 Days of Christmas include a Change Our Future Scholarship Fund, donations to a center for teen moms, 300 catered dinners for families, and a winter coat drive.
To donate to Change Our Future’s programs/initiatives and help support families in need, community members can contribute here. For press inquiries contact Katrina Highsmith at email@example.com or call 678-373-9279. To follow the conversation on social media, use hashtag, #ChangeOurFuture.