Holiday Drives 101: Eagle Home Mortgage Gives Tips for Supporting Youth in Foster Care

By Melissa Parsons, Eagle Home Mortgage

Eagle Home Mortgage has been proudly supporting Treehouse for the past 12 years, and we have held 14 donation drives during that time. We also enjoy the opportunity to assist in The Wearhouse and experience, first-hand, the special care that goes into putting the store together to make it the best possible experience for foster families.

Our organization is committed to giving back to the communities we serve, and the work that Treehouse does to help our local foster kids be successful is a mission that is near and dear to me personally, as a former foster kid myself.

Treehouse makes it easy to host a donation drive. The Host-A-Drive kit they provide gives you everything you need for a successful event. It comes with posters for the office and donation bins, and I always find the sample donation request letters to be helpful in engaging our associates while also encouraging them to spread the word about the mission of Treehouse.

My advice to organizations looking to make the most of their efforts in supporting Treehouse is to be consistent with their annual or semi-annual activities. Our associates know that we do a Back-to-School Drive and a Holiday Drive each year. They are able to plan and look forward to how they will participate, whether it is shopping for school supplies or holiday gifts or simply making a cash donation.

The drives are a special time for us as well, as they strengthen the vibe of giving and teamwork. I am always sure to share the results and the notes of appreciation we receive from Treehouse. People love to see how they have helped and have made a difference.

Want to get involved? Contact Dana Petrarca, Treehouse’s Community Engagement Officer, at [email protected] if you are interested in hosting a donation drive or event on behalf of Treehouse.

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About the Author

Melissa Parsons is the Meetings & Events Manager at Eagle Home Mortgage.

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November 15, 2017

Great advice, Melissa!

We love supporting Treehouse… such a wonderful organization!


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