We hope this note finds you well, now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season has subsided, and we all have an opportunity to catch our breaths. We wanted to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude for the incredible support you provided during the Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Foundation Holiday Giving campaign.

Your generosity has once again demonstrated the true spirit of giving and the impact a united community can have on the lives of those in need. Witnessing the line of cars at Mary’s house, filled with gifts for the children of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, IL, filled our hearts with overwhelming gratitude.

The holiday season has always held a special place in our hearts, especially for Kelli Joy and ourselves. As we reflect on the memories of Kelli’s radiant smile while presenting gifts to children in need, your commitment to continuing this tradition is a beautiful tribute to her legacy.

To each donor who participated in this endeavor, your “JOY”ous contributions have brought immeasurable happiness and tears of gratitude to the KJO Foundation and to us personally. Your kindness ensures that Kelli’s memory lives on, not only in our hearts but in the lives of the children whose holidays you have brightened.

We extend our deepest thanks to Mary for her unwavering dedication and her heart of gold, leading the Holiday Gift Giving initiative with boundless compassion. Your efforts honor Kelli Joy’s legacy in a way that goes beyond words.

As we all have an opportunity to catch our breaths after the holiday rush, expressing our gratitude feels even more poignant. However, we want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU. Your selflessness and dedication to bringing “JOY” to the lives of others exemplify the true meaning of the season.

THANK YOU for giving the children and young adults a special Christmas. THANK YOU for honoring Kelli JOY’s legacy by participating in this very special project this time of year.

May your Christmas have been Merry, your holidays filled with joy, and may the New Year bring you health and an abundance of “Joy.”

With the greatest appreciation,

Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Foundation
Brenda and John O’Laughlin