Valero Benicia's Adopt a Family volunteer event touched the lives of over 40 people in 11 families this year. During the holiday season, families received gifts, clothes, and grocery/department store gift cards. Parents were overwhelmed with joy and gratitude at the sight of all the gifts our teammates delivered!
One Valero workgroup reconnected with the family they adopted last holiday season. The family's contact number belonged to the mother, who unfortunately passed away in January 2020. The family's father did not disconnect his wife's cell phone and by a stroke of luck received the call from the Valero workgroup just as he arrived home from work for lunch. Our teammates adopted this family once again and made a tremendous impact on the lives of a father, a son, and daughters who recently lost the support of a wife and mother.
As the Bay Area Crisis Nursery put it, "With so many canceled events this holiday season, you showed us that love, community, and generosity can't be canceled." Thank you again for your support, generosity, and compassion this holiday season.