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Sassafras Secret Santa

It’s the season of giving and Sassafras Marketing is committed to making an impact on our communities this year. From Jacksonville to Atlanta and Chicago to Kansas City (with a stop in Cincinnati!), we are spreading cheer and hope this holiday season. Santa and Bossy the Elf gave a special task to each employee at Sassafras to help spread ripples throughout the communities in which we live: Sassafras Secret Santa!

Starting December 18th and going through the 25th, employees get to participate by surprising people in their community in a positive way. Here are some of the ways our employees are giving back to those around them this holiday season:

Jennifer Dennis

“A Johnson County agency for the aging told my friend that there are a lot of seniors living alone at home and in need are a forgotten group. My friend created an Amazon list to create baskets of holiday cheer. I personally donated socks. When I received the Sassafras Marketing funds, I was able to make an additional contribution to purchase six large print word search books and nine blankets.”

Jennifer Goodman

“Our family took this opportunity to impact one family in our community of Olathe, Kansas. We gifted financial support to a long-time friend who’s five-month-old daughter is fighting cancer. Her prognosis is good, but she will have to undergo Chemotherapy starting right before her first Christmas.”

Madi Twombly

“For my first Secret Santa gift to give back to her community, I left a larger tip than usual at Minskey’s Pizza. The curbside pickup server was doing a great job and I couldn’t resist! He got emotional and kept thanking me for the generous gift. In return, I got a little emotional as well! For my second gift, I left a holiday tip for my favorite employee at Bijin Salon in Prairie Village. I haven’t gotten a facial during the pandemic, and wanted to let her know I was thinking of her.”

Intern Brandon Lobb

“I found out that a waitress at Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria transmission broke and she needed some help paying for it. So, I went into Rudy's and asked to be waited on by her. She was an amazing host and I decided to give her the full amount I could give. It was amazing that Sassafras gave me the opportunity to do this and I am so thankful I get to be a part of an awesome initiative to make our community better”

Tara Mercado

“I got to impact my community by donating canned food to a local food pantry with my daughter. It was such a great opportunity and I'm glad I got to take part in making the holiday season better for others."

Bobbie Sampson

“Moreland Elementary School is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a Title 1 school. I decided to buy breakfast for the whole staff one morning. They work so hard for these students and it was a joy to surprise them.”

During these unfamiliar times, we all need a little more cheer in our lives. We are so excited about this project and we encourage everyone to give back to your community this holiday season if you are able!

Please stay tuned and check out our social media platforms next week to follow the whereabouts of Santa and Bossy the Elf!


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