Cal’s Angels, a pediatric cancer foundation that grants wishes, raises awareness and funds research to help kids fighting cancer announced today that they were awarded a $15,000 Community Impact Grant from, New York Life. The grant supports Cal’s Angels’ 12 Days of Christmas program, which takes care of over 55 local families with a child fighting cancer during the holiday season with $250 in gifts for each child in the family, baked goods and their holiday meal.

“We are grateful for New York Life’s investment in our 12 Days of Christmas program, which will change many lives for the better,” said Stacey Sutter, President. “Without the support from New York Life, we wouldn’t be able to help over 55 families with a child fighting cancer during the holiday season and during a time when they need the help the most.”

“I’m proud to work for a company that encourages its agents and employees to devote their time, energy and talents to support the needs and priorities of their local community,” said Amy True, New York Life Agent of the company’s Downers Grove General Office. “We are pleased that our partnership will have a long-lasting impact on Cal’s Angels and the population they serve.”

Not only did New York Life fund a portion of Cal’s Angels 12 Days of Christmas program, but their Downers Grove office employees also wrapped gifts for 20 of the families and delivered the gifts and baked goods to each family before Christmas.

The Community Impact Grant program awards grants of up to $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations which are championed by New York Life agents and employees to serve the needs of their local communities. Since the program’s inception in 2008, 402 grants totaling more than $5 million have been awarded to nonprofits across the country.

Thank you New York Life and Amy True!