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Wheatland Tube Donates to Chicago’s 12th Ward 12th Annual Toys for Kids

Not only have our elves, we mean employees, been busy keeping our workshops facilities running this holiday season, they’ve also managed to take the time to reflect on what the holiday season really means: giving to those in need.

Giving to children and families in need, the employees in our Wheatland plant - on Western Blvd. in Chicago - donated toys to Chicago’s 12th Ward 12th Annual Toys for Kids, led by Alderman George Cardenas.

The first toy drive our plant has participated in, the majority of donations came in monetary form the plant employees. After donations were collected, Jennifer Bogs, Wheatland’s Environmental Manager, purchased 50 toys for the deserving children of the 12th Ward, who might not have gotten any gifts this year.

Chicago’s 12th Ward 12th Annual Toys for Kids

Today, Monday, December 22, 2014, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, residents of the 12th Ward (Brighton Park, McKinley Park and Little Village) can join Alderman George Cardenas and his staff at McKinley Park to have their picture taken with Santa Clause and receive a gift (while supplies last).

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‘Tis the Season for Volunteering: The 23rd Annual Homeless Children’s Christmas Party

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, the Chicago Electric Industry hosted their 23rd Annual Homeless Children’s Christmas Party, to benefit young homeless children and their families throughout Chicagoland.

A success for sure, more than 250 families attended the event to enjoy a hot, holiday meal, a visit from Santa, - with gifts, of course - storytelling, face painting and a DJ. With ages ranging from infancy to 14 years old, more than 400 gifts were passed out to the well deserving children and their families.

Two of our own employees, Camille Grayson and Michael Strawn, attended the event, helping give these children a holiday season to remember. Camille, our marketing manager at corporate HQ, said this was the best event she’s volunteered for all year. “Just seeing the smiles on the children’s faces anticipating Santa and getting a gift was great.”

     

 

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