Friends President Katie Remole was on the receiving end of a memorable gift this Christmas. Daughter Kelly and her husband, Lucas, along with grandkids Elyse (5) and Jacob (3) presented her with a school bus for Mia. “Kelly’s family lives in New York but traveled to Minneapolis for Christmas with Nana and Papa. Long-distance gift-buying (and packing and shipping or carrying on the plane) can be a hassle so they came up with the perfect gift for me, my very own school bus!” said Katie.
As president of the Friends and an Art Adventure Guide, Katie is well aware of the wonderful impact a trip to Mia has for the 45 children on each bus sponsored by the Friends. “I love watching Elyse and Jacob play with my little yellow bus, but thinking about the smiles on the faces of those 45 school children truly brings a smile to my face, too,” she said.
It’s a long way until Christmas 2018, so file this idea away where you’ll remember it. And don’t forget about upcoming birthdays, memorials or special occasions. You can buy a bus for $175 and bring joy to more than just the receiver of your gift. Contact the Friends office for more information.