Many people are drawn to CrossFit because of the family feel. There is comfort and safety in numbers, and we all know that working together just works. That is true for workouts and it’s also true for charity. At Hotova CrossFit, our owners, coaches and members are all invested in the community. Each year, we take part in a number of charity collections, culminating with Adopt-A-Family in December. We join forces with Love INC and the Buffalo Rotary to provide Christmas gifts to a local family. This year, the Hotova family was able to provide all the Christmas gifts for a family of seven– a father, a mother, three teenage sons and two daughters.
The charity collection aims to provide for family needs. In this case, the greatest need was bedding, and specifically bed pillows, for everyone in the family. In addition, the children needed clothing, outerwear, snow boots, and staples like socks. Our members generously donated ALL of the items listed, including pillows for all seven people to be able to sleep soundly. We also provided wrapping paper, gift bags, boxes, tissue, ribbons, tags, and tape. Additional funds collected went to gift cards for groceries, gasoline, and personal hygiene items.
Members of the Buffalo Rotary were thrilled and thankful to receive the two cartloads of gifts on behalf of the family. Hotova clients said they had fun, shopping for kids who were similar in age to their own, or for the kinds of things they don’t often get a chance to buy. This is Hotova CrossFit’s second year participating in the Adopt-A-Family program, and we plan to continue the tradition. Thank you to all who participated and all who donated. Your generous hearts make Hotova shine!