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Embrace Home Loans Delivers Online Holiday Cheer To Employees’ Kids

As the nation continues to grapple with COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, Embrace Home Loans, a top ranked national mortgage lender, is delivering some holiday cheer to the children of its employees—even if they can’t get together in person.

Since this past summer and throughout the holidays, Embrace has been hosting online Zoom events for its employees’ kids. Children who attend “online recess” get to participate in storytelling, singing, acting, artwork and other activities. The online events are led by Alexandra Fortin, an actress and nanny based in New York City.

“Normally we’d have summer, Halloween and holiday get-togethers for the kids at our office, including our huge annual party,” said Dana Fortin, Embrace’s chief marketing officer and Alexandra’s mother. “Rather than cancel or postpone employee activities this year, we’ve gotten creative and come up with ways to evolve employee engagement and experiences to fit our newly remote workforce.”

Online recess will continue as long as the pandemic keeps children’s parents from going into the office. Kids who sign up for Embrace’s online recess receive gift packages from Embrace that include books, crafts, snacks and other items.

“It takes some coordination to get everything out to the kids, but it has been so worth it,” said Jennifer O’Neil, Embrace’s director of corporate communications. “Not only are the kids excited, but the parents are, too. I get so many emails from our team who are grateful that the company cares about their kids’ happiness. It feels fantastic just to do something extra to lift everyone’s spirits and support their wellbeing during these crazy times.”