Best Christmas Ever + Downtown Resource GroupNovember 22, 2019 by Joe Grunnet
Downtown Resource Group (DRG) has once again partnered with Best Christmas Ever (BCE) to bless one very deserving family this holiday season. In fact, this is our 7th Christmas of blessing a family in need! We keep coming back every year because we love seeing the direct impact of our efforts and YOUR generous donations.
NEW THIS YEAR
While we’re all thankful for every single dollar that’s donated and every single gift that’s purchased, we just can’t help but wonder what we could achieve if all of us dreamed a little bigger, opened our hearts a little wider, and gave a little more…you know…really went all in!
So how about an INCENTIVE?
1.) The team is tirelessly working on an amazing basket of goodies filled with gift cards at North Loop restaurants & coffee shops, bottles of wine, growlers of beer, one-night stays at a Lake Minnetonka home, and new North Loop condo unit—plus so much more! Stay tuned for more details but bottom line…it’ll be good…really good!
*Earn 1 entry into the drawing for every $100 donated or for every 3 gift tags purchased off the gift tree. *
2.) It’s our goal to continuously grow our fundraising efforts. It takes a village, and we cannot do it alone. Therefore, we’re excited to announce that we have added a couple business sponsors this year! The Little Gym of Edina & Pacifier will join us in our efforts to raise money and collect gifts for our family in need. Starting now, you can stop by either DRG(700 Washington Ave N in the North Loop), Pacifier (219 N 2nd St in North Loop), or The Little Gym (8223 Hwy 7 across from Knollwood Mall) to select a gift tag.
SELECTED FAMILY STORY
After reading through 400 heartbreaking nominations, we narrowed it down to one that spoke to our hearts the most. This family does NOT know they were nominated or selected. The element of SURPRISE is what truly makes BCE so special!
Close to 3 years ago, the loving wife and mother of 2 young children in our selected family fell ill and was having terrible pain and stomach issues that led to significant weight loss. After not being able to take the pain any longer and knowing something was significantly wrong, she visited her doctor and got the news that no one ever wants to hear “YOU HAVE CANCER”. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer and given 3-5 years if she endured chemotherapy and radiation. Imagine not getting to see your children grow up and not being able to grow old with the love of your life. This is both devastating and heartbreaking. Unfortunately, her health has continued to decline and even with starting a new clinical trial treatment, it’s more than likely this may be her last Christmas with her family. In honor of her bravery, strength, and the love for her family, we’ve made it our mission to ensure that she and her loved ones have The Best Christmas Ever!
How You Can Help Give Someone the Best Christmas Ever
If you’re looking to get involved and help someone who truly deserves your generosity, we invite you to make a donation today and encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to do the same! Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 in monetary donations, along with gifts that specifically meet the needs of this family. With your help, we can make sure this family has the best Christmas possible!
Thank you in advance for your generosity and have a blessed holiday season!