We had some time over the Holidays to reflect on 2019. It was another great year at AlignLife of Springfield Chiropractic & Natural Health Center and so much of that is down to the support of our patients, family, and friends. We celebrated six years in business in October and have continued to grow year-on-year.
For a second year, I was honored to receive the University of Illinois, Springfield Good as Gold Award in the small business category and to be included in the 2019 Honor Roll for volunteer service to our community. AlignLife of Springfield was also shortlisted, for a second year, in the Local First Springfield Annual Awards in the Social Change Maker category.
Maggie has been with us for more than two years now and we are so thankful for all her hard work in making the office a friendly and inviting place for our patients and for assisting with our community efforts. We recently welcomed Staci to the AlignLife team as our new office manager. Staci is tasked with streamlining efficiency and production and will be here to help our patients with any paperwork etc.
Our Thanksgiving in July initiative was our most successful to date with well over 1,000 items collected for Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery and Sojourn Shelter & Services Inc. We are so grateful for your support in collecting non-perishable food items and hygiene products, which are desperately needed by individuals and families during the summer months when donations tend to dry up. You helped us make a positive impact on our community.
Again, you outdid yourselves during our Family Service Center Tree of Wishes Toy Drive in December. Thanks to you we collected hundreds of gifts, which will be handed to 200 recipients, that would otherwise have gone without during the holidays. So, thank you, once again, for your generosity.
We are so very grateful for the ongoing support of our community here in Springfield and cannot wait to serve you for another year! Happy New Year to all of you, our patients, family, friends and fellow businesses!