Associates Donate Holiday Gifts
December 31, 2010
Toray Composites America coordinated with the Bethel School District to provide gifts to local families in need for the holidays. In 2009, TCA provided gifts for four families. This year, TCA requested gift request tags from eight families. The school district delivered 46 ornament tags on December 7th; TCA displayed the ornaments on the company tree beginning December 9th. Employees were encouraged to take a tag to make a charitable gift, and TCA pledged to match all employee donations.
For each tag an employee fulfilled, TCA fulfilled the wishes on another tag. Within just one day, all tags had been taken from the tree, and employees were asking for more. TCA immediately requested more tags and received wishes from two more families, for a grand total of 56 Christmas wish tags. Those additional tags were quickly claimed by employees before two production shifts had a chance to participate.
As a result, crew leader Lena Begnaud set up a food drive for those crews. The result was 50 pounds of food, with toys and gifts in abundance. Once again, the generosity of TCA employees surpassed expectations.
TCA is very pleased to have participated in this community service activity. We look forward to having a Giving Tree again, and expect to get involved earlier and do even more in 2011.