This year marked the 15th season of Simantel’s involvement with Adopt-A-Family.

Each holiday season we partner with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois to “adopt” two local families in need. Simantelites showed their festive spirit by purchasing items off a wish-list, which was created by both sets of parents and their young children. The gifts were then placed under the tree until the day of the gift-wrapping party, where employees gathered over their lunch break to help celebrate a great cause–wrapping each present with care.

On the Friday before Christmas Eve, several Simantelites volunteered to take the gifts to the two families’ homes. And we think the best gift of all was seeing those families’ faces light up by the unexpected delivery.