The Porter Pipe Giving Tree
At Porter Pipe, service is one of our guiding principles, and that doesn’t just mean for our customers. We also believe in being of service to those in need in our community. For the past three years we have teamed up with the Catholic Charities Celebration of Giving to sponsor a Giving Tree at all three of our locations.
The Adopt-a-Family initiative gets everyone on our team in the giving spirit by asking them to choose a family in need to support. We pick an ornament representing that family, hang it on our tree in the office and then pick up the gift on that family’s wish list.
This year we’re supporting 35 family members of nine different families. And the outpouring of kindness has been truly heart warming. We’ve received everything from essentials like jackets and sweatshirts to heaters, diapers, cooking utensils and, of course, toys for the little ones. Our warehouse crew even stepped up to make sure the shipments were loaded up for the Catholic Charities, who hand-deliver the gifts to the families ahead of the holiday.
This is a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts. A member of our team was an adopted family by the initiative 24 years ago and received help at a time of need, so it means the world to us that all these years later she’s with us helping carry on this worthy tradition.