The day we’ve waited a whole year for has now come and nearly passed at 10:15 pm. It was quite a day.
Last year we added to our Christmas experience by expanding to include a Toys-For-Tots drive in conjunction with our club’s sponsor, Findlay Cadillac. This year, over $250,000 was raised in cash and donations. On the 15th that program ended with an outstanding Variety show that the dealership funded. With John Saksa at the helm and LJ Harness doing all the legwork. It was a can’t miss this celebration honoring the Marine Corps and all that they do for the underprivileged children in our community. Las Vegas is such a giving community including Henderson, Summerlin and North Las Vegas.
Our wonderful Las Vegas Cadillac Club donated toys for Toys-For-Tots and can goods for the homeless youth shelter at Thanksgiving. A big THANK YOU to these gracious and caring folks that gave and many gave again. THANK YOU.
A year ago I found out about the homeless youth shelter at the Shannon West Center part of Help.org here in Las Vegas. I was put in touch with a man named LaDon McPike who orchestrated a Christmas program and was looking for donations. What started out as an opportunity to help homeless kids (as I once was) became so much more.
LaDon and I connected on so many levels. Last years event was great. This year’s event was much better. LaDon is now my Partner in The Rawson Group providing consulting to companies under $25 MM and he’s made me his partner in his NGO called TeamPro3.
Together we’ve accomplished so much this year. 2019 promises to be an even bigger year. Besides expanding our operation and a bit of housekeeping in our structure, we praying for a box truck and a building/storefront for our operation.
This year’s been the best in a long while. I’ve so many things to be thankful this Christmas.
It’s my hope that Christmas this year meant more than just presents or a great meal.
Thanks to all my readers, friends and associates. I play G-d blesses you all.
Have a joyous and Happy New Year.