It Might Be Cold, but the Joy of Christmas is Keeping the Mahoning Valley Warm

Posted on December 27th, 2017

Scherry May

This year, Aim set out, as part of its annual Christmas project, to provide a joyful Christmas morning to seven local children by teaming with the United Way and Making Kids Count.

And thanks to generous contributions from the Aim family, we did just that.

The Aim staff gave more than $700 in combined monetary donations and gift contributions, covering all seven kids and then some. One employee’s daughter went above and beyond by organizing her own toy drive that pushed Aim over its goal for its adopted family from Making Kids Count, which included three of the seven kids. Employees also purchased a microwave and two sets of pots and pans that were on the parents’ wish list.

The items for the Making Kids Count family were delivered on December 19—wrapped and ready for Santa to place under the tree. The mom cited it as a “Christmas Miracle” for her family.

Aim is a corporate sponsor of the United Way of Mahoning Valley and has partnered with the organization for more than 20 years. This decades-long partnership includes participation in the Day of Caring every September, serving as mentors in the Success After 6 program and more. An upcoming event called VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will see Aim employees helping low-income families and the elderly file their 2017 income taxes.

Making Kids Count is a non-profit organization located in Youngstown, Ohio. Driven by the desire to reach out to individuals on a personal basis, Making Kids Count has established several programs to aid not just those living in poverty but all children and their families who may need a helping hand.

Interested in getting involved? Visit or to discover how you can help your community.

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