HELP A CHILD IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:
This holiday season we invite you to help us support two wonderful organizations with a mission to help children in need. Its the season for giving and we know our CFK community can make a big difference in the lives of many less fortunate children in our local community. Below is information about two programs we are sponsoring at CFK. Please feel free to support one or both of the programs if you are able.
SPONSOR A CHILD FOR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM:
One of our awesome members, Kelsy Cocozzo, is a teacher at Patrick Henry Elementary in the Alexandria City Public School district. Many of the children in her school come from low-income households. Once again, her school is working hard to sponsor children in need for the holiday season and make their christmas wishes come true. The school will create a wish list of the children’s interests, age appropriate toys, clothing sizes, etc. The designated sponsor of the child will purchase the items, wrap them, label them with the name and item (on a post-it or label), and drop them off to the gym for Kelsy to pick up and bring to school by Monday, December 18th. This is a great opportunity to give back directly to our local community. If you would like to receive more information or participate as a sponsor, please text Kelsy directly at 518-322-1749 or email her at email@example.com. Your generosity is much appreciated!
COLES CLOSET TOY DRIVE:
This year we will also be hosting a toy drive at CrossFit Kingstowne in support of a wonderful local organization called Cole’s Closet. Cole’s Closet was created in 2002 by the Tomczyk family. The Tomczyk’s are a local Springfield family who tragically lost their six-month old son to an undiagnosed brain disease. The Tomczyks spent the first six months of their son’s life in and out of area hospitals where they witnessed first hand the anxiety, fear, and financial burden families face when a child is hospitalized. The following year they created Cole’s Closet as a way to give back to other families struggling with a sick child. Each year they hold an annual holiday party and silent auction and since then they have donated over 25,000 new toys to 11 area hospitals. The toys are distributed throughout the year to special children like Cole and their siblings. This year we will be holding a toy drive to collect toys. All the toys will then be collected and delivered to the Cole’s Closet Organization for delivery to 11 area local hospitals. Toys can be dropped off in the boxes located in the front lobby of the gym. We will be taking toy donations until Sunday, 10 December. For more information about Cole’s Closet or the Tomczyk family visit COLE’S CLOSET.