Charlottesville non-profit Kids-Lift gave 34 gifts to children this holiday season. During the holidays, many children excitedly make wishlists of the items they hope to receive. However, many families are struggling to fulfill their children’s wishes, especially because the coronavirus pandemic has worsened the difficulties and pressures of families hoping to spread holiday cheer to their children. The New York Times reported that in March and April of 2020, 22 million people had already lost their jobs. For those who have kept their jobs, financial difficulties still ensue in the midst of this downturn of the economy.
In response to this overwhelming need, Kids-Lift was proud to step in and find a way to spread joy and alleviate pressure from families in the Charlottesville community during these increasingly difficult times.
As a result of the collaborative efforts of the school, generous parents, and Kids-Lift staff, the non-profit gave 34 gifts from the Stone-Robinson Angel Tree to children at the elementary school, along with wrapping supplies for parents. The Angel Tree is set up by school staff, and provides a way for parents and their kids to request what they need and want for the holiday season. These items ranged from necessities like shoes and coats to books and roller-skates. These gifts granted the wishes of many students, while lightening the burden of many of their parents and guardians.
Kids-Lift is the non-profit arm of Premium Service Brands, a nation-wide franchisor based in Charlottesville, VA. Premium Service Brands and their seven brands (360 Painting, Handyman Pro, Pro Lift Garage Doors, Maid Right, Renew Crew, Kitchen Wise, and Rubbish Works) is dedicated to supporting communities all over North America.