“Because Everyone Deserves to have a Sweet Holiday Season”
Kansas City, MO, USA – January 8, 2020: Renner Garage Door of Kansas City and Team Hammer Wrestling Academy partnered up this Christmas season with a local entrepreneur couple, for their annual holiday fundraiser “Operation Christmas Cookie.” The local couple’s names are Jon and Nicole Lowe of Kansas City, Missouri. Jon has a background as a fire fighter and Nicole has a background in public speaking, including working as a cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs. This is the second year of the Lowe’s holiday program.
With the help of those sought out by the Lowes, coupled with the support from Team Hammer and Renner Door, Operation Christmas Cookie was a big success. Volunteers were asked to donate mittens, socks, pre-made cookie dough or money to purchase the items. Additional ways to contribute was to ‘be an Elf’ by helping bake, decorate or wrap gifts.
“It’s easy during the holidays to get into your own bubble and only worry about your problems and stress. Staying warm shouldn’t be a luxury and being homeless shouldn’t define the person that you are,” said Nicole Lowe. “These people are someone’s family. They are someone’s friend. We hope having something as simple as a cookie can make people smile and let them know they are important and matter,” added Lowe.
“We thought this would be a good opportunity for our students to do something for the community alongside their parents, said William “Willy” Dahms, co-founder of Team Hammer Academy and director of operations for Renner Garage Door. “Renner usually does some type of holiday drive every year, so we thought this would make a great fit,” Dahms added.
Care packages were put together by the students, parents and coaches of Team Hammer in lieu of practice for the evening. Nicole Lowe finished by stating that her and Jon were “overwhelmed by the amount of generosity of the families willing to help those in our community who are in need.”