Madison Makes Christmas Special for Local Family

(Madison Adopt-A-Family gift wrapping party. L to R: Sally Humphrey, Kristyn Wyche, Joe Hack, Alan Henning, Andrew Bruns, Jason Cox, David Niehaus, Mike Reed, Melissa Anderson, Kati Őri, Sheila Adika, Brad Meeks, Beth Stanfield, Sheila Zenni, Stephanie Van De Velde, Ed Kuresman. Not pictured, but contributed: Trenicka Williams)

This past Christmas, the Madison team in Cincinnati celebrated the season of giving by adopting a local family for Christmas through St. Vincent de Paul. Each year, hundreds of families in need rely on St. Vincent de Paul to make Christmas special. Madison was grateful to contribute this year by shopping for, wrapping, and delivering Christmas gifts for a local family. Madison’s Sheila Zenni led the team effort.

For six years, Madison’s Melissa Anderson and her family have also volunteered by loading gifts into the recipients’ cars. Volunteering as a family is an important value to Melissa, and she shared she has been touched by the impact of contributing to this event.

For over 150 years, St. Vincent de Paul has been helping Greater Cincinnati neighbors by providing a wide range of programs that offer innovative and practical emergency assistance to those in need. Sometimes their clients need one-time help. For others, they provide ongoing service. Programs include food and nutrition, health and wellness, homeless prevention, basic needs, and more.

Donations to St. Vincent de Paul help house, feed, and heal neighbors. Learn more about their impact and the variety of needed donations at svdpcincinnati.org.