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For Papa’s Sake provides holiday help for families

For Papa’s Sake Home Care collected $13,530 in gift cards and monetary contributions for FamilyForward families, and then matched the cumulative donation amount, dollar for dollar, making the total donated $27,060.

For Papa's Sake gift cards donation
The For Papa’s Sake Home Care team donated a total of $27,060 in gift cards and matching funds to FamilyForward. Shown left to right: Genevieve Nigro, Becky Reel, Erica Chianelli (FF executive director), Elaine Tomko, Phoebe Skaleski and Evelyn Holohan.

We are extremely grateful to For Papa’s Sake Home Care (FPS) of Arlington Heights, Ill., for generously supporting FamilyForward families through its annual holiday gift card drive in November and December 2022. FPS asked community members to “adopt” FamilyForward families by donating gift cards from local stores, empowering these parents to choose and purchase their own gifts for their families.


The drive was an overwhelming success. After collecting $13,530 in gift cards and monetary contributions from its supportive community, FPS then matched the cumulative donation amount, dollar for dollar, making the total donated $27,060! (Learn more about the gift card drive.)


The generous donation from For Papa’s Sake reflects one of the organization’s core values: a focus on strengthening the community. “Supporting FamilyForward’s important work to help local families is very important to our organization,” said Becky Reel, FPS executive director. Reel, who joined the FF board of directors in 2022, appreciates the similar missions of FF and FPS. “Whether it’s empowering low-income parents or providing home care to older adults or other family members, it’s all about building up and supporting the community. It’s our passion.”


Reel also feels a personal affinity for the work of FamilyForward. “Growing up with a single mother trying to make ends meet — and watching her struggle to put food on the table while still being an amazing mom — is something I think about each day. It’s my mission in life to help other families in similar situations come out on the other side.”


Thank you, For Papa’s Sake Home Care, for helping to make the holidays special for our families!


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