Operation E.L.F. (Embracing Lonely Families) was established as a gesture of support to military families who are separated during the holiday season. Supporting this movement is meant to show support of the men and women in uniform and of their families. During this season of giving, Diversified Group staff decided to support Operation E.L.F. for the second year in a row.

We collected new toys and gift cards for grocery and department stores and seasonal services and donated them to either the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc. or the Connecticut National Guard Service Member and Family Support Center. Military families in Connecticut receive these holiday gifts and warm wishes at a time when they may be unable to provide for their children as much as they would like to.

At Diversified Group, we believe in the importance of giving during this time of year. And, we are proud to have been able to make Christmas a little brighter for some of these families in need.

To learn more about Operation E.L.F. visit their website at http://ct.ng.mil/ELF/Pages/default.aspx.