Sklar Furnishings and Santa
Christmas is a highlight of every year for us at Sklar, a season of joy and giving and togetherness. It is important to Sklar Furnishings that we give back to the community where we live, work and play. Our goal of supporting the community has always been a great way to stay involved, aware, and make sure we make an impact.
Sometimes it’s just plain fun! In giving back we have a tradition of giving holiday cheer to children, both around the world with Operation Christmas Child, and closer to home with various initiatives. In the past years, following a history of cooperation and admiration for their hard work, we’ve partnered with the YMCA for a special Christmas event.
The YMCA of Boca Raton
Among the Boca Raton YMCA’s many worthy programs is a preschool that’s dedicated to providing developmentally appropriate education for the little ones in the community. We are big admirers, so we like to add a little special event each year to spread some extra joy and cheer!
Our contribution is books. We buy a book for each child in the program and wrap them individually. Next we pack them up for a short journey, and get our team ready to play their part and show up at the school to give out the books and spread some happiness!
Last year was an amazing success. Not only did the kids all get some time with Santa and her elves, but they each got a book to top it off! When Santa entered the classroom, there were cheers, songs, and plenty of Santa hugs (this year Santa hugs may be off the table, but not the cheer). Full disclosure: Santa is a Sklar Design Associate and the Elves a big part of our Admin department. We can do it all at Sklar!
It’s very rewarding for us to give back and give cheer at the same time. Though it’s been a difficult year for many of us, giving back helps add a little brightness and some fond memories for everyone. Giving to children, and encouraging the gift of reading skills, is simply icing on the cake!
Spread the Spirit
As our not-so-secret santa shows, giving back to the community can be a lot of fun. We always look forward to getting some fun books and sending Santa and her elves off on their merry way. We all get to help by buying and wrapping books, and share in the glow of spreading goodwill and joy.
It’s rewarding to give back, and while it’s important in general, it’s also a great way of getting us into the Christmas spirit as the season draws near.
You may be wondering who at Sklar plays each part—we don’t want to disclose too much, but Santa is one of our Design Associates, and the elves are our Business Development Ambassador and Receptionist. They deserve a round of applause for the wonderful work they do at Sklar and in the community!