RE/MAX Alliance participates in the Children’s Miracle Network Snowpile Program
Each year RE/MAX Alliance seeks out opportunities to give back to the community and those in need. As a long time supporter of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), during the holidays RE/MAX Alliance agents and staff members linked arms with CMN to participate in an event called Snowpile.
Snowpile is a program focusing on children and teens with certain conditions that force them to be in the hospital during the holidays. Going through this experience and making all of the necessary sacrifices during the child’s recovery can become exhausting and stressful on families and siblings. Various people, businesses and organizations within the community join together and donate gifts to the program.
“It was such an amazing sight this past year to see how many gifts were donated to Snowpile,” said Kim Hawkins, Vice President of RE/MAX Alliance. “A generous group of attorneys donated ten bikes for the kids and there were mounds of stuffed animals, books, puzzles and toys galore.”
Hospital staff members and volunteers sort through all of the donations and create a toy shop that is categorized by age group. Parents work with a volunteer to select gifts for their child that is in the hospital along with any other siblings. Boxes, wrapping paper, bows and ribbon are all provided to wrap-up all the presents. Once the gifts are wrapped, families surprise their children with the presents.
“I had the opportunity this past year to spend some time with an amazing mother who was there with her seven year old boy,” said Hawkins. “She also had two other younger children with her. We got a stuffed toy, book, and puzzle for each child, and the child in the hospital got a bike. All she could do was cry and tell me how she had no words to thank everyone who made this program possible. It truly is an amazing and humbling experience.”
For more information on the Snowpile program or local real estate contact Kim Hawkins at RE/MAX Alliance, 303.759.6636 or visit HomesInColorado.com.