LCEC makes holiday donations
LCEC employees are donating gifts valued at more than $10,000 to 10 families and others in need this week.
Gifts will be delivered to the Children’s Home Society on Tuesday, Dec. 8, around 10 a.m.
The Children’s Home Society, at 1940 Maravilla Ave., will then deliver gifts to each individual family. In addition to gifts, each family will receive a box of food and household items. During the Thanksgiving holiday season, the LCEC team delivered holiday boxes to these families also. And employees didn’t stop there. Gifts and a holiday dinner at a local restaurant will be donated to 13 folks at the Salvation Army medical unit as well as another large load of food.
“Our employees give generously throughout the year and their charitable giving during the holidays is another indicator of how they make a positive impact on the lives of those in our community,” said LCEC CEO, Dennie Hamilton in a prepared statement.
For the past several months, LCEC employees have been gathering new and gently used toys, clothing and household items for participants in the Children’s Home Society programs. Participants are low-income families who are experiencing difficult times and would not otherwise be able to provide gifts for their children. Children’s gifts will be delivered unwrapped so parents can wrap them and experience the joy of gift-giving. As a bonus, LCEC employees contributed wrapped gifts for parents so that they have a holiday surprise as well.
“I know how good it feels like to give and the timing is right for me to do my part. I have no children at home so it fills me with joy to know that some little boy will be thrilled to get the special toys that I picked out for him,” said LCEC Human Resources Representative Bonnie Wright in a prepared statement.