Giving Back with Our 2018 Giving Tree
Our promise to support the communities we serve is only heightened during the holidays. The season of giving allows us the opportunity to make a difference outside of our industry for the people who truly need it the most. Every year for the past four years, we’ve embraced this opportunity by partnering with the Catholic Charities Celebration of Giving to sponsor a company-wide Giving Tree at all four of our Porter Pipe locations.
The Porter Pipe team goes all in for this Adopt-a-Family initiative, choosing families in need to support for the holidays and getting all hands on deck to make sure we deliver on their wish lists. These gifts range from toys and bicycles for children to living essentials such as diapers and winter coats, reinforcing for us just how meaningful and necessary this program is for so many.
From a mother of four children who lost everything in a fire to a victim of abuse trying to make ends meet for her three children, we were touched by the stories of the families we supported. In total, we donated gifts to six families with over two dozen children between them. It warms our hearts to know that we contributed to making the holidays brighter for these strong, hardworking families experiencing hardship and can only imagine the excitement they’ll feel when the Catholic Charities hand-deliver their gifts.
The Giving Tree has become a truly impactful tradition in the Porter Pipe family, one that we all look forward to and are thrilled to fulfill. Looking around our facilities at all the meaningful gifts donated, we’re incredibly proud of our team members for their contributions and are grateful to have the means to give back. There will be a smile on all of our faces this season as we anticipate the delivery of our contributions and imagine the joy it will bring to each of the incredible families we sponsored.