We may not have snow covered rooftops here in the hills of Texas, but it certainly feels like Christmas in the Austin office. For the 4th year in a row, we participated in the Austin Police Department Operation Blue Santa Charity Drive by sponsoring two families in need of help during the holiday season. Our office manager and staff accountant, Amber McGee, graciously volunteered to collect cash donations to then use to buy specific wish list items for each of the family members. Both of our families had single mother homes and children as young as 18 months old. Their stories were quite moving and their simple request was to be able to provide gifts for the families which they would not have otherwise been able to afford. Our small Austin office was able to buy the families everything on their wish list as well as gift cards to grocery stores to cover the expense of their Christmas meals. As is tradition, we set aside some time during the week to wrap the gifts ourselves and hand deliver to the families. Below are some of the pictures from our annual “Wrapping Party”.
We hope you are encouraged to also share joy this season with those in need. From all of us at Packet Design, we wish you the happiest of holidays!