Christmas Giving Project

$3280 – 168 Cards / 250 Goal

Check out 2020’s Christmas Giving Page!

Mission Statement:
After working DoorDash in lower income areas of Canton and Akron, I wanted to do something for the kids in these areas. The mission is to help provide a Christmas surprise for as many children in these areas as possible, some who may not get anything else for Christmas.

250. Last years goal was 1,000 gift cards for kids who live in poverty. I realized how unobtainable that was, Last year we reached 211 gift cards. This year the goal is a little more modest. I would love to at least hit the amount from last year which was 211 cards, and possibly hit 250.

Each Kid Receives:
Christmas card with a random gift card inside.

What I’m Contributing:
Due to my increased financial responsibility since last year, I’m not able to give as much as last year. However, i still want to be a leader by example and be a major contributor to my own cause. I will be donating $1 for every player at all my events this year.

435 players at NEO Showcases, NWO Showcase & All Ohio Camp = $435
+ all service fees on charges and transfers
+ cost of all the Christmas cards and miscellaneous

Kids received $20 gift cards from one of these restaurants randomly:
Dave & Buster’s, Steak & Shake, Golden Corral, Jersey Mike’s, Red Robin, Olive Garden, Chipotle, Panera, Cane’s, Buffalo Wild Wings,
Five Guys, Outback, Firehouse Subs, Dairy Queen, Coldstone Creamery, Sonic, Subway, Burger King.

Thank you 2021 Donors:

Certified Basketball
Pallotta Family

Leibacher Family
Laird Family
Ken Greaver & Family
Noerr Family
Borer Family
Stan & Darlene Neise
Danny Gallagher
Rosol Family
Izzy Meese
Meese Family
Jeff Fishel & Family
Neitzel Family
Bryce McKey
Brian & Stephanie Bruce
Dolson Family
Corcoran Family
Hiram Women’s Basketball
Menendez Family
Butch Family
Kevin McNamara
Bridget & Brandon Stewart
Roshak Family
Coach Bill Mahan
Bickar Family
Megan Kennedy
Marlington Lady Dukes Basketball
Mason Family
Andy Cook
Anthony DiGeronimo


Special thanks to Jackson Lady Polar Bears for personalizing and decorating the Christmas cards. Another thanks to Karen and Taylor Dolson who joined me on Christmas Eve giving out all these cards!

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