Events are Connect Meeting’s bread and butter, so when they hosted their very own event at the Gaylord Convention Center last week, they knew they had to do something special.

The team at the Connect Meetings collected an estimated 800 boxes of care packages for infants that will support new families seeking assistance at the GRACE Food Pantry and Transitional Housing. Each kit contains baby essentials—a pacifier, bib, lotion, formula and diapers. In addition the company collected 500 cloth bags to go to families in need.

When a family is in distress, it’s usually smaller items like baby wipes, diapers and formula that take its toll on a fixed income. Alleviating these burdens not only help prepare families who have a lot in their plate, it encourages them by knowing the community is there for them in all things, big and small.

Connect Meetings set out the items and encouraged convention visitors to assemble the packages during their break time. Over 200 guests participated, which was a wonderful way to engage more volunteers and package the items in the form of a gift to hundreds of families.

On behalf of the young families, single mothers, fathers and infants who will receive loving care thanks to their efforts, we are continually humbled by the generous creativity of our business partners and local volunteers.

Thank you Connect Meetings!