Employees Share Christmas Gifts with Community
LIVINGSTON, December 14, 2016 – Sam Houston Electric Cooperative employees gave generously to our communities this holiday season.
Noah Witt, son of Utility Designer Lia Witt, kicked off the season by collecting 312 coats from employees and others in the community to donate to Community Action, Montgomery County Emergency Crisis Center and Houston Homeless Shelter.
“Thank you all so much for your help,” Noah said in a video. “I hope that [Sam Houston EC employees] have a great Christmas knowing that you have helped so many people.”
The toys used by Sherry Baker to decorate the Livingston headquarters office will be donated to local children.
Employees once again raised money to sponsor a family with six children through the Empty Stocking program. Founded in 1998, the Empty Stocking program is sponsored by the Livingston Interagency Council—a network of social service agencies that provide various forms of assistance throughout Polk County.
With donations of more than $1,000, each child received the items on their wish list and the family also received a gift card for food from HEB.
“This is the largest family we have ever had,” said Huda Hill, member service representative. “We have amazing and thoughtful people that work here. Our adopted [Empty Stocking] family will definitely have an amazing Christmas!”