The ambassador group of the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance gave back at the end of December by hosting the Angel Tree Project. Various gifts were provided to women at the House of Hope and Gracie’s Place, in addition to clothing and toys for their children. These donations supported mother and child to ensure they received a meaningful gift this holiday season. The project was coordinated by the CVBA Ambassadors Group as well as SCCAP/Franklin Together Reentry Coalition; this charitable project really helped to fill a void in our community.
A video by posted by Gracie’s Place to their Facebook page shows the smiles and excitement of mothers and their children. Membership Director of the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance, Jodan Nace said, “I can’t thank our Cumberland Valley Business Alliance Ambassador Group enough for all of the hard work they put in to make sure that the residents at House of Hope, Gracies Place, and SCAAP all have a great Christmas this year. It is great receiving gifts but to give them feels so much better.”
A group effort
Nace was excited and proud of all the effort put forth by the Ambassador Group. He wanted to express an extra thank you to Morgan of Shafer Equipment Company, Stephanie of Etters Roxbury Store, Wendy of Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania, Lynn of Healthy Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County, Inc., and Jessica of Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg. These individuals make up the ambassador events committee and Nace credits their hard efforts to making this successful program happen.
“I am SO PROUD to be the person who gets to lead this group and I can’t wait to see what all we can accomplish together in 2022,” Nace exclaimed. “Thank you to the The Inn at Ragged Edge, Ulta Beauty, Ledo Pizza, Fireside Pub and Black & Blush Boutique for all you did to make this project possible. Each of these places donated various items to give to the ladies & children at all of the homes listed above and we are truly blessed to have your support. What a great first project to be a part of. We are all looking forward to the next as we love supporting this amazing community.”
The Cumberland Valley Business Alliance is a partnership between the Chambersburg and Greencastle-Antrim chambers of commerce. The Business Person of the Year Award has recognized leaders since 1987 with nominations submitted from business and community leaders. CVBA is the largest business advocacy organization in Franklin County with more than 850 members. It is committed to the prosperity of its members while enhancing the quality of life in the Cumberland Valley area. For more information, visit CVBA’s webpage.