Huntersville, N.C., January 4, 2021 – Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen hosted its annual Christmas Party for Kids on Friday, December 18, 2020. The ticketed event, sponsored by COVIA Corp., was exclusively for the children of families who visit the soup kitchen on a regular basis. One hundred and eight-five children attended the party. Each child received three gifts, in addition to a stuffed animal, book, holiday portrait, and take-home meal from Tenders Fresh Food.
"At a time when families have scrambled to meet basic needs and children were facing the possibility of no gifts to open Christmas morning, COVIA Corp. enabled Angels & Sparrows to bring much needed smiles to children in need in our community. COVIA's generosity embodies what Angels & Sparrows is all about, seeking not only to nourish the body with dignity, but looking beyond physical nourishment to other ways a community can show love and care for our neighbors in need. We are grateful for their partnership in serving our guests with dignity."
The Marines' “Toys For Tots” Program provided the bulk of toys needed for the event. Toys were also donated by Amazon, as well as students at Lake Norman Charter School, and individual donors who purchased toys from Angels & Sparrows' Amazon Wish List. COVIA provided the funding needed for food, decorations, photography, treat bags. Volunteers served as personal shoppers and assisted with set-up and tear-down of the event. The number of people allowed in the building for the event was limited to allow for safety protocols and proper social distancing for guests and volunteers.
About Angels & Sparrows Angels & Sparrows provides a community table for guests to enjoy a free, nutritious meal five days a week without requiring proof of need. Since 2007, meals have been served café style allowing guests and volunteers to mingle and enjoy life together through stories, laughs, sometimes tears, and often a hug. The kitchen is fully supported through gifts from area residents, businesses, and grocery partners. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the method by which meals are provided, the spirit of community and cohesiveness despite race or creed persists and has allowed the organization to meet the incredible spike in need. Angels & Sparrows provided 213,627 meals in 2020, a 73% increase from 2019. For more information, visit angelsandsparrows.org. About COVIA Corp. COVIA is a leading provider of diversified mineral solutions to the oil and gas, glass, ceramics, coatings, metals, foundry, polymers, construction, water filtration, sports and recreation markets. The Company serves its Industrial customers through a broad array of high-quality products, including high-purity silica sand, nepheline syenite, feldspar, clay, kaolin, resin systems and coated materials, delivered through its comprehensive distribution network. COVIA offers its Energy customers an unparalleled selection of proppant solutions, additives, and coated products to enhance well productivity and to address both surface and down-hole challenges in all well environments. COVIA has built long-standing relationships with a broad customer base consisting of blue-chip customers. Underpinning these strengths is an unwavering commitment to safety and to sustainable development, further enhancing the value that COVIA delivers to all of its stakeholders. For more information, visit CoviaCorp.com.