Ticket sales and Copper Mugger pancakes fund Family Giving Program
by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (December 9, 2018) – Two large groups of pancake eaters showed up right away at 8:00am on Saturday, December 8, and business never slowed down after that. By the end of the annual Breakfast with Santa, more than 300 people had participated in the community event, which raises funds for the Family Giving Program, a Chamber effort to provide Christmas gifts for Lansing families experiencing hard times.
Amy Todd, Director of the Lansing Area Chamber, plans to begin Christmas shopping for the Family Giving Program on Monday. The $1,604 in ticket sales and the $531 in extra donations will provide Christmas gifts for 34 children this year, the largest number the Chamber has served through the Family Giving Program. The Lansing Chamber partners with Social Workers at all the Lansing elementary schools in Districts 158 and 171 to help at least one family from each school.
In order to stretch the donations as far as possible, Todd will be shopping at the Lansing Walmart, also a member of the Lansing Chamber.
The Chamber’s Breakfast with Santa was held at TF South High School, 18500 Burnham Avenue in Lansing, Illinois.