VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group®, a national mortgage company headquartered in Virginia Beach, recently launched a corporate partnership with the Roc Solid Foundation, a Hampton Roads-based non-profit focused on bringing hope to children and families affected by pediatric cancer through the power of play. Part of that partnership includes increasing the reach of their Ready Bags initiative. Ready Bags are given to families on the worst day of their lives – the day they find out their child has cancer. The bags include everything a family might need for their unexpected hospital stay.
On February 7, 55 Atlantic Bay employees and their families gathered for a Ready Bag packing event to help Roc Solid reach even more families in their moment of need. The volunteers were able to fill 50 Ready Bags with things like toiletries, a blanket, a tablet, games, coffee, and more. Each item is a necessity for the family, letting them know they have support and people who are thinking about them during this time.
“The Ready Bags are so much more than a bag filled with stuff, they’re a source of comfort for a family on the worst day of their lives,” said Atlantic Bay Director of AB Cares Tiffany Hawken. “By helping to keep someone from having to go home to pack a bag, the family unit is able to stay together.”