Children's Home Gets Gifts from Mercedes Dealership
Sat, 12/21/2013 - 08:42 RCN Newsdesk
The new Mercedes-Benz dealership in Ft. Mitchell presented gifts to the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky in Covington on Friday
Fifty employees made donations to the home in lieu of gifts for each other.
“I am so proud that our employees chose to give of their time and resources in this way,” said Mercedes-Benz Managing Partner Don Paparella, in a news release. “Our hope is that we can bring some joy into the lives of these children and let them know that there are people in the community who care deeply about their success as individuals.”
Paparella will serve on the CHNK Board of Trustees beginning in January.
At any given time, CHNK has approximately 42 boys living at the Home 24/7. The majority of the boyshave been removed by the state of Kentucky from their own homes due to abuse, neglect, or at-risk behavior.
“We are honored to have a community partner like Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell,” said Rick Wurth, executive director of CHNK. “The fact that so many employees have stepped up to provide gifts through their Giving Tree program is a wonderful gesture during this holiday season.”