Gift of Giving
Sponsored by Germain Motor Company, this Holiday shopping opportunity for foster children is now in its 16th year. Organized by Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) this event engages over one hundred volunteers and Germain employees as shopping mentors.
Each child had a list of individuals they wanted to purchase gifts for — The volunteers help them with their budget and shopping lists. Some children labor over just the right selection, while others know exactly what they wanted to buy to bring smiles to the faces of those important in their lives.
Germain’s support allows children between the ages of five and 18 to have $100 each to shop for those closest to them, including parents, siblings, caregivers, friends or teachers. And as a bonus, each child is given an additional $25 to purchase something for themselves. After a morning of holiday shopping, the children are provided lunch and begin to gift wrap.