On September 28th, the Lighthouse parking lot was full of pumpkins, fun games, winter coats, and smiling faces thanks to our partners at Ford Motor Company.
The team at Ford sponsored and planned a Fall Festival for Lighthouse clients with a goal of providing fun fall activities, like decorating pumpkins, while helping families prepare for the upcoming cold weather with winter coats.
“The team was looking for a way to give back to the local communities for Ford’s Global Caring Month and allow our employees the opportunity to collaborate and work together while serving those around them,” said Patrick Davis, Product Manager – Intelligent Power for Ford Motor Company, “Ford has actually worked with Lighthouse and prior SOS on several projects in the past several years, and we have had nothing but wonderful experiences. The Lighthouse team always goes above and beyond to deliver for their partner organizations and their clients. Every project and event we have worked on gave us greater insight into the families and communities they serve, and we wanted to be a part of the impactful work they are doing every day.”
Dozens of families joined in on the Fall Festival, enjoying cider and donuts from Yates Cider Mill, painting a pumpkin, taking fun fall photos, playing giant Jenga, and enjoying the last of the warm weather this year.
In total, Ford was able to provide winter coats to, and help create great memories for, 110 Lighthouse clients.
“We would like to especially thank Emily Osmialowski and Clarke Levitt from Lighthouse for their diligent planning to make this event so successful and enjoyable to be a part of for the whole team,” Patrick Davis shared, “We had an exceptional event with Lighthouse and look forward to working together again in the future.”
We would like to thank Ford Motor Company for their generous donation and thank all of the amazing volunteers from Ford that helped to plan and execute this fun event. Our clients had an amazing time and it was a wonderful way to kick off the fall season at Lighthouse!