Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Employees help keep kids warmer this winter

Hundreds of children in the Milwaukee area will be warmer this winter, thanks to the generosity of employees who donated winter clothing items in a drive sponsored by several company affinity groups.

Becky Valcq, an employee in our legal services group and a member of the Fuel Milwaukee group, organized the effort. Angela Quigley, who works in our audit services group, assisted in her role as a loaned executive with United Way of Greater Milwaukee.

Overflowing collection barrels at our West Allis Operations Center, Oakbrook Service Center, Metro North Service Center, Pewaukee Customer Care Center, Milwaukee Customer Care Center, Pewaukee Stores, and at our downtown headquarters in Milwaukee netted several hundred items, including jackets, hats, mittens, sweatshirts, jeans and socks. Employees at Oakbrook also held a bake sale with proceeds going to United Way to purchase clothing.

Quigley delivered the items to five nonprofit agencies that serve the community and that offer programs supported by United Way:
  • COA (Children’s Outing Association) 
  • Silver Spring Neighborhood Center 
  • Boys and Girls Club 
  • La Causa Crisis Nursery 
  • Neighborhood House 
“I was honored and very fortunate to drop off the generous gifts of clothing for kids to these well-deserving agencies," said Quigley.

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