This holiday season, Compass partnered with the Los Angeles chapter of Women in Aviation to adopt two families through the Cathedral of Our Lady of The Angels’ Adopt A Family program. Through local volunteer support, this program has helped needy Los Angeles families celebrate Christmas for over 25 years.
“For many, the holidays are a fun time that involve spending time with family, and giving and receiving gifts,” explains Compass First Officer Laura Miner, who is also the President of the Los Angeles Chapter of Women in Aviation. “But the holidays can be really hard for families who are struggling financially.” When her Women in Aviation chapter adopted a family for Christmas through the Cathedral of our Lady the Angels program, Laura saw a great opportunity to team up with Compass to do even more good. Laura got Compass involved, and with the additional support, the groups were able to adopt an additional family.
Laura’s fellow Compass employees rallied to the cause, and pitched in to purchase clothing, toys and household items for the two families – a family of three, and another family of five, including a little girl with heart disease.
Last Saturday, Compass employees spent the day at Pacific Skies Aviation, where they wrapped toys for the families they adopted, as well as helped out with Pacific Skies’ annual Toy Drive.
Laura said that the best part of the toy drive was seeing Compass employees get so excited about helping the adopted families. “Everyone wanted to make sure that Christmas was special for them,” she added
We are honored to have been part of such a special event! To learn more about how you can get involved in the Cathedral of our Lady of the Light’s Adopt A Family program, please click here.