This was the largest number of children we’ve provided gifts for yet, and the staff response was outstanding.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
For the 5th consecutive year, Rand Group has participated in the BEARing Gift Campaign, this year expanding the reach from Houston, to also include their Dallas location.
The BEARing Gifts campaign, one of 4 programs put on by BEAResource for CPS Kids, was started as a way to help the almost 17,000 children who become involved with Harris County Child Protective Services annually. These children are often removed from their homes under emergency conditions, and many are lacking the basic necessities they require. BEARing Gifts focuses exclusively on helping these disadvantaged children enjoy the holidays.
Caseworkers create wish lists for the children, and those wish lists are then distributed to local donors, Rand Group being one of those.
For 2013, Rand Group’s Houston location took on more children than ever, a total of 70, providing each child with their top 3 wishes. Rand Group’s Dallas team also joined in through the Buckner BEAR program, and grated the top 3 wishes of 15 local children. In total, Rand Group employees and the company itself purchased 255 gifts, totally approximately $6750, which directly benefitted the children.
"Each of the last five years we have taken on more children, and each year the team really pulls together to ensure that every child’s wishes are fulfilled. This was the largest number of children we’ve provided gifts for yet, and the staff response was outstanding. The holidays are such a magical time of year and it’s really important to us that we help these children enjoy them. The staff looks forward to this event each year and we really pull together to get the gifts purchased and ready for delivery. BEARing Gifts is one of our favorite charitable programs and it really helps us embrace the true meaning of the holidays," says Randy Wilcox, Firm Administrator at Rand Group.
Rand Group truly believes in fostering a healthy community, and that means helping all the local children have the opportunities they need to succeed in life.
About BEAResource for CPS Kids
BEAR's programs serve children in the care of CPS throughout Harris County by providing emergency supplies: diapers, clothes, shoes, car seats and cribs, formula, school uniforms/ supplies, and more. BEAR even provides items needed for youth who are graduating from high school and transitioning out of CPS care.
They run 4 programs: BEAR Necessities, which provide the children with their essentials, Back to School, which focuses on helping children in CPS have the supplies and uniforms they need, BEARing Gifts, designed to spread holiday cheer to those children in CPS, and BEAR Graduation Celebration, which helps those kids who have recently graduated or obtained their GED adjust to life on their own.
About Rand Group, LLC
Rand Group is a professional services firm that serves the oil and gas, manufacturing, distribution, and construction segments within the state of Texas. Rand Group combines the business acumen of accountants and industry specialists with the technology expertise of software developers and process improvement specialists to drive real business results utilizing technology. Consistently the fastest growing application partner in the US domestic market, Rand Group has built a reputation of making systems work for business.
For more information please visit http://www.randgroup.com.