Members Continue Spreading Holiday Cheer
Friday, December 21, 2012
Potomac TRACON Toys for Tots Drive
RST Food for the Holidays
Pictured here is a flyer for a food drive being held by the NATCA Local at Rochester, Minn. Tower (RST). Facility Representative Ben Madsen said they are trying to help the local area raise 10,000 pounds of food!
National Office Staff Delivers Toys, Gifts to Local Shelter
Members of the National Office staff -- including at least one employee from each department -- were excited this past week to take part in a special holiday charitable effort that will provide some much-needed happiness on Christmas morning to two local Washington, D.C.-area families in need.
NATCA worked with New Hope Housing, a local shelter in Alexandria, Va., that provides homeless families and individuals with the educational and financial tools they need to build a better life. New Hope Housing offers an adopt-a-family program each holiday season, and NATCA received two wish lists for families in need.
NATCA staff members shopped for the toys, clothes and household items requested, held a gift-wrapping party on Monday, Dec. 17 and then brought the gifts to New Hope Housing for delivery to the families.
Since 1978, New Hope Housing has been providing a comprehensive, innovative array of services to homeless families and single adults. They are the oldest and largest provider of shelter beds in Northern Virginia, and offer innovative and lasting solutions to try and end the cycle of homelessness by providing homeless men, women and children the services they need to change their lives and succeed.
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SEA Spreads Holiday Cheer
SEA member Heidi Gilbert put together not one, not two, but THREE opportunities to give back for the holidays. Nearly 75 toys were donated to a toy drive that ended Friday, Dec. 14. A food drive for the Des Moines Area Food Bank in Des Moines, Wash., ended Wednesday, Dec. 19. Both the toy drive and food drive boxes are pictured below. Gilbert also brought in five people represented on the Giving Tree to the facility that members have gone out and shopped for.