Proforma (PPAI 196835, D13) lent its support to local nonprofits this holiday season. The distributor and its employees partnered with Joshua House and Providence House to provide gifts to children in need using Amazon wish lists curated by the nonprofits.

Joshua House is a safe haven for abused, abandoned and neglected children. It offers a residential group care program for children ages six to 17 in Tampa Bay. Similarly, Providence House is a crisis nursery serving children and newborns at risk of abuse and neglect across the U.S. and Canada.

“We have really enjoyed working directly with Proforma during the holidays,” says Joshua House Resource Manager Nanci March. “Proforma and their employees have been very generous in contributing toward and purchasing requested items for foster and at-risk children in the Tampa Bay area.”

Proforma and its employees identify organizations to partner with each year during the holiday season. Prior partnerships involved the Buster Brown Foundation, the Angel’s Place Foundation and the Christ Child House, along with local shelters for battered women and children.

“The holidays are a time for reflection and gratitude,” says Kathy Mayo, Proforma human resources director. “Proforma is committed to giving back to the communities and making a positive difference whenever possible. Joshua House and Providence House protect our cities’ most vulnerable citizens, its children, and we are proud to be a part of that.”