Christmas for Kids Campaign
For the second year in a row, Wheatland Electric partnered with St. Francis Community Services and its annual Christmas for Kids campaign, which works hard to ensure that no child goes without a gift under the tree on Christmas morning. Concern for Community is one of the Seven Cooperative Principles that co-op’s follow and Wheatland Electric is no different. Giving back to the communities we serve through the Christmas for Kids campaign gives Wheatland the opportunity to enhance the quality of life for our members and their families. Through the Christmas for Kids campaign Saint Francis is able to provide Christmas gifts to more than 3,200 children each year.
Wheatland employees were given the opportunity to participate in the Christmas for Kids campaign by sponsoring a child. In addition to Wheatland employees participating, St. Francis Community Services also received a $1,000 grant from the Sharing Success Fund. The $1,000 will be used to help supplement the Christmas for Kids campaign. “Christmas for Kids is our major event of the year,” said Vickee Spicer, Director of Marketing. “Saint Francis staff throughout the state work closely with our community donors and supporters to brighten the lives of children. We really get excited about it.”
Saint Francis Community Services sees to it that each child’s basic, seasonal needs are met – such as winter clothing, coats, and shoes. Christmas for Kids, however, helps meet a child’s wants. St. Francis wants every child in their care to receive a present at Christmas and to know that someone really care. “Each year Wheatland looks forward to making Christmas a little brighter for children in the communities we serve. Collectively, we enjoy knowing we are helping make many children’s Christmas a joyous one.” said Bruce Mueller, General Manager, Wheatland Electric.
The importance of community involvement is magnified during the holiday season. For us, at Wheatland Electric, our community includes our member/owners, and the service territories in which we serve. Partnering with St. Francis Community Services and the Christmas for Kids campaign is just one of the many ways Wheatland gives back to the communities we serve.