The Smart Circle elves have been hard at work gathering gifts and holiday cheer for the company’s 17 adopted families through the Laguna Relief and Resource Center’s annual Adopt-A-Family program. Through an in-house toy drive, all-day shopping trips, and present-wrapping that extended into the wee hours of the morning, the elves have successfully gathered gifts for the 86 parents and children of these families.
Throughout the month of December, Smart Circle employees were greeted each morning by a festive cardboard toy house, which was set up in the lobby of the company’s Foothill Ranch headquarters for the in-house toy drive. The house, which was adorned with tinsel and drawings by Smart Circle employees, was quickly filled to the brim with toys and other necessities as eager employees sought to fulfill each family’s wish list. Employee contributions ranged from necessities such as school supplies, pots and pans, and clothing, to fun toys such as remote control helicopters and cars and Barbie dolls. The spirit of giving quickly spread through the building, with employees expressing excitement at watching the house fill up more and more each day.
Following the toy drive, the Smart Circle elves braved the bustling shopping malls to supplement and fulfill the remaining wish list. The elves searched far and wide for the requested toys, which included a train set, a digital camera, razor scooters, skateboards, dolls, and games. The elves even picked up an ExerSaucer for one of the youngest children. Jewelry, clothes and housewares were selected for the parents, and clothing or gift cards were purchased for the older children.
Through the donations and supplement company contributions, Smart Circle has collected more than two toys or gifts per child for each family, as well as presents for each of the parents. The elves stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to wrap each gift with care, and began delivering the presents to the families this week.