Since 1999, the YMCA has hosted its annual Breakfast with Santa program providing a hot breakfast, a visit with Santa, and a toy to each child from area family shelters. In 2012, the program risked being overwhelmed; organizers learned that 90 new children had arrived at the shelters just before the event.
But never fear—the FirstPeeps are here! When CEO Bryan Brenner heard about the problem, he rallied employees to help. Within three hours, the employees had come together to offer up $5,000 to the YMCA for the next-day event.
Since that day we’ve ensured that the program is alive, well, and thriving. As the Premiere Sponsor for Breakfast with Santa, you’ll find a tree in FirstPerson’s front lobby during the holiday season with donated toys underneath. Peeps serve on a planning committee and become elves for the event!