CEDARS Adopt-a-Family

cedars 2012This year was the second year the Nebraska Agribusiness Club adopted a family through the CEDARS program. We held our first-ever Afters Hours event to raise donations for the family – and we raised over $575!

The family we “adopted” this year is the Matthews family. The parents are fostering two teen boys, and they have a dog named Molly. Unfortunately Mr. Matthews recently found out that his job was eliminated from work and are having a hard time making ends meet. The Club was very grateful to help out the Matthews have a great Christmas.

NABC officers went shopping for the family this past week. We bought tennis balls for the family dog to enjoy, and a vacuum so the family can clean up after her.  We got a Nintendo DS, a few games and some Nerf toys. One of the boys received a new skateboard and a gift card to buy passes to the skate park Bay 198.  The family will also be getting a gift card to Target to fill in any holes in our shopping.  Lastly, we purchased passes for the entire family to go bowling at Sun Valley Lanes and gift cards to several great restaurants in town so they can spend some family time together.

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