Store workers adopt families for the holidays | Community Spirit
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Bath & Body Works employees from the Cincinnati area collected names of clients and their kids from Sojourner Recovery Services and adopted them for the holidays.
Spearheaded by Gina Lantman, Store Manager of Bath & Body Works in the Waterstone Boulevard location in Deerfield Township, the stores collected hundreds of gifts. The gifts were collected from seven area stores and delivered today to the single mothers and their kids.
“Bath & Body Works was incorporated around the idea of women helping women. This is an expression of that philosophy in the community,” stated Ms. Lantman. “We wanted to bring a smile to these women and their children who are trying to get their life back on track,” she added.
“This gesture is so generous…although hard for many of us to imagine, a majority of our people this could be the first Christmas in a very long time,” said Amy Erhardt, President/CEO of Sojourner Recovery. “…we will have the luxury of seeing the joy on their (our clients) faces while hearing the squeals of delight from their children. We are all deeply touched and grateful to Bath & Body Works,” Ms. Erhardt continued.
Bath & Body Works operates over 1,650 stores throughout North America and is based in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Hamilton-based Sojourner Recovery Services was incorporated in 1984 and provides quality, comprehensive services for primary substance abuser and/or related mental health issues to their clients in or around Butler County.
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