The Salvation Army Holiday Toy Drive
Baker Concrete has giving co-workers who offer assistance to those in need. It’s what we do, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because we care. A few years ago, a company-wide solicitation for ideas on a charity to support company-wide was distributed. The response was resounding. Our co-workers requested that we do something to give back to the children in our local communities. The Salvation Army’s was selected because co-workers wanted to give back to children in their communities. It was a perfect fit then, and still is today.
The Salvation Army celebrates the reason for the season by sharing Christ’s hope, love, and joy with low-income families. From providing family dinners and keeping the heater on to putting toys under the Christmas tree, lending a hand with holiday events, and offering healing and hope through spiritual guidance, they help with Christmas by giving gifts that serve the body, mind, and soul.
This Holiday Toy Drive program was developed in the tradition of Baker Concrete’s long-standing generosity to the community and in keeping with one of our main tenets of our mission, “to make lasting contributions to our people, our communities and the construction industry.”
Since Baker’s partnership began with the Salvation Army in 2006, our Holiday Toy Drive has collected over 46,000 toys and $200,000 in cash donations.
This is a huge feat! Each Region takes a creative approach to encourage participation from tree lighting ceremonies to co-worker luncheons, our team is enthusiastic and proud to participate. We are thankful that co-workers have been so actively involved.
Co-workers often comment on how much they enjoy the opportunity to support the Salvation Army and the fun they have participating in the company sponsored events, but everyone agrees that the real gift is making a difference in the lives of children.
We are thankful and proud of our clients, suppliers, and co-workers who truly embrace the spirit of the season sharing hope, love, and joy with low-income families this holiday season.