To kick-off the holiday season, Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care decorated the homes of two struggling families along the Front Range with enchanting holiday lighting. Our Making Spirits Bright campaign asked residents to nominate a family facing hard times, and Swingle was overwhelmed and inspired by the heartfelt stories we received this year.
We truly consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity to brighten the spirits of two very deserving families: young Payton in Centennial who is battling leukemia and 18-month old Charlie in Fort Collins who suffers from Aniridia, a rare genetic condition. Each nomination shared the realities of the day-to-day struggles these families continually face, and because of their endurance Swingle chose them as this year’s Making Spirits Bright recipients.
“Making Spirits Bright was built around the idea of giving back to the community, which is a fundamental principle for everyone at Swingle. Our goal was to make a difference this holiday season, and we feel that our campaign achieved that. We only wish we could do more,” says Swingle’s CEO Tom Tolkacz.
Swingle’s professional team members went out to meet with both families in order to design a holiday lighting display fitting the style and character of each home. Our crews worked diligently to make sure that everything came together perfectly and seamlessly, and because of that dedication it was a magical night for two local families.
Payton was completely surprised when Princess Elsa showed up at her doorstep to light up her very own ice castle, which was adorned with frosted white and pink lighting. Charlie looked on in amazement at the 65-foot “Christmas” tree in his front yard – gleaming with thousands of multi-colored lights strung from top to bottom.
In addition to the special holiday lighting, each family was also provided a handful of Christmas presents for each and every child in the home.
“Swingle is in the business of making peoples’ lives more enjoyable through the services we provide. Making Spirits Bright takes it a step further and is a great example of our longstanding commitment to giving back to our community,” says Swingle’s President John Gibson.
Swingle recognizes the incredible difficulties many families face during the holiday season. Making Spirits Bright first began as a simple idea and has become much more. This is the season of giving, and even a simple gesture can have a wonderful impact on those facing hard times during the holidays.