Sunday, December 24, 2006

Reading this, my Christmas just became merrier

400 Children in Foster Care Receive Holiday Gifts from PMI 'Angels'
Press release from the PMI Foundation, Dec. 22, 2006.

WALNUT CREEK, CA: Four hundred local children in foster care will be granted their holiday gift wishes on Christmas morning when they open presents from employee volunteers at The PMI Group, Inc. who participated in a special Contra Costa County program called Adopt an Angel, which provides holiday gifts for children in foster care and group homes who might not otherwise receive gifts.

PMI volunteers began participating in the Adopt an Angel program just four years ago, and they have embraced the opportunity to assist children in need, with more employees participating each year.

This year 400 PMI "angels" wrapped and donated a truck full of 700 gifts for children in foster and group homes, and the PMI Foundation contributed an additional $1,700 for the purchase of food, clothing, toys, and other items.

This combined contribution was the largest by a corporate partner participating in the Adopt an Angel program in the county.

"At PMI we are deeply committed to our communities," said Steve Smith, PMI's Chief Executive Officer. "We are very proud of our employees, and we're so pleased that their generosity is making the holiday season happier for a record number of children in our community."

The Adopt an Angel program is one of several volunteer opportunities organized by the Volunteer Emergency Services Team in Action (VESTIA), a 501(c)(3) charity arm of the Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Office. All of the VESTIA programs provide much needed goods and services for people in need.

The Adopt an Angel program focuses on making sure that children in foster care and group homes receive the food, clothes, and toys on their holiday wish lists.

The PMI Foundation
The PMI Foundation is a private nonprofit organization established by The PMI Group, Inc. Its goal is to foster home ownership and provide access to affordable housing for underserved areas. The PMI Foundation does this by supporting national and local organizations that create housing opportunities and help revitalize neighborhoods in communities throughout the United States and around the world.

The PMI Foundation is located in Walnut Creek, CA.