Pictured: The AEB team gathered for an informal holiday luncheon this week following a stint volunteering at local non-profit ChildServ.

The holidays are a time for giving. This week, AEB staff donated new, unwrapped toys, games and books to ChildServ and volunteered as “Toy Room Helpers” at the local non-profit to help sort, organize and package presents — helping to ensure that 2,000 at-risk kids in the area will have joyful holidays.

Keeping tradition, several AEB staff also worked over their lunch hours as Salvation Army bell ringers.

Finally, AEB donated the funds collected at board meetings by our “sheriff” to two charities — ChildServ and The Greater Chicago Food Depository. Thanks to all for your generosity!