It’s the season of giving back. The Finish Line Youth Foundation partnered with the Finish Line Boys & Girls Club a couple weeks ago to host their first Holiday Bash to spread joy for the Club kids and families on the far eastside of Indianapolis. At the Holiday Bash, the families enjoyed dinner, games, face painting, cookie decorating and more throughout the Club and everyone received a gift.
In the weeks leading up to the Bash, employees donated essential household items including laundry detergent, hand soap, toothpaste and much more to create family baskets for the parents and guardians to take home when they picked up their Club kid.
A few days before, the Youth Foundation turned the Hoosier Dome conference room into Santa’s Workshop where employees helped wrap presents. Over two days, employees wrapped 200 gifts as well as 100 family baskets.
Finally, the evening of the Holiday Bash arrived! We stocked the cafeteria with all the presents and family baskets ready to surprise the families.
After revealing the gifts for the kids and families, we had one more surprise for the teenagers – Nike gym bags filled with all the essentials including a Finish Line gift card.
“Getting the opportunity to see the club members and their families light up throughout the night was amazing,” said Matt Poske, vice president of real estate and store operations. “It warmed my daughter’s and my heart to help spread some holiday joy to others.”