Angel Program Giving & November Fundraisers
Every month, I like to recognize the creative ways our chapters are raising funds for Making Lives Better with Alorica (MLBA). But this month, in the spirit of giving for the holidays, I’m especially proud of how our insanely great chapters all over world have gone above and beyond to help our communities and colleagues.
Over the last couple months, the sites were all a buzz with Angel Program gift collections. With more than 60 Chapters participating, we’ve made it a wonderful holiday for thousands of families in need. Partnering with local charities, we shared the love by distributing almost 7,000 gifts in the U.S. and 200 in Mexico. The Philippines sites participated in the My Dream in a Shoebox campaign and collected more than 17,000 boxes of school supplies for kids in need!
Because of this amazing gesture, we were also able to offer cheer for our Alorica family members. For every gift collected for the Angel Program, we donated funds to chapters to spend for colleagues in their sites. U.S. Chapters received $5 per gift that was pledged, Philippines chapters received 100 pesos for each gift and chapters in Mexico received 50 pesos. In total, more than 24,000 gifts were collected and $68,000 was given to the chapters! Great job to all who participated!
Here are some of the local charities that were supported through the Angel Program:
Philippines – Sites throughout the region collected 17,000 boxes of school supplies for My Dream in a Shoebox, an annual education campaign that supports underprivileged school children. MLBA has been named as a Platinum Sponsor for this project.
Rocky Mount – In partnership with Toys for Tots, donated 40 gifts to the Salvation Army.
Greensboro – Coordinated a canned food drive to support six veterans’ families through Urban Ministry and New Jerusalem Women Shelter.
San Antonio Woodway – With the San Antonio Children’s Shelter, helped clothe 297 kids through the Shirley’s Rockin Red Dress Drive and also partnered with Elf Louise.
Rockford – Attended the Boys and Girls Club of Rockford Community Holiday Project 2017 and handed out 200 wrapped gifts for boys and girls ages 1-12.
Irvine – Collected 162 gifts for children staying at Laura’s House of Orange County, an agency providing emergency shelter to women and children fleeing domestic violence situations.
Corpus Christi – The Hope House, a second chance home for women and children, was pledged 100 gifts.
Pensacola and Saraland – Both chapters partnered with The Ronald McDonald House, which provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost. Together they collected 325 gifts for their local facilities.
Universal City – Supported Universal City Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, which houses up to 40 foster children in four group homes, by donating 100 gifts.
Spokane Holley Mason – Helped Sally’s House, dedicated to providing emergency foster care services, collect 84 presents for children suffering from neglect and abuse.
Hacienda – Partnered with Ministerios de Amor, an all-boy’s orphanage, to contribute 100 gifts to their toy drive.
Palenque – Contributed 100 gifts to Casa Hogar Maria Teresa AC, an all-girl’s orphanage.
Thank you to all of these chapters for participating in the Angel Program and making lives better for your colleagues and in your communities. I’m also grateful for all the other outstanding fundraising events that chapters coordinated last month. From washing cars to selling sweet and savory treats, your creativity and hard work raised much needed funds for your local chapters.
I wish all of you a very Happy New Year and look forward to all that we’ll accomplish in 2018!