Employees of the Columbia-based wire and cable provider WireMasters are celebrating a successful and charitable holiday season by sharing hundreds of holiday gifts with more than 50 children in Middle Tennessee.
The effort, carried out in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of South Central Tennessee, made the wishes of 55 young club members come true.
Employees of the company, many with children of their own, volunteered to fulfill the wishes of the young club members though an “Angel Tree” program hosted by the club.
“I believe wholeheartedly that we are put on this planet specifically to give our lives away for other people,” said Kristen Morris, WireMasters Sales Manager, North America, as the gifts were prepared to be shared with recipients. “I think it’s really important because I feel like we are all incredibly blessed in different ways and for us to be able to share and give back to others who maybe haven’t been blessed in the same way, that’s really important to me.”
Just before Christmas on a warm December morning, a Boys and Girls Clubs bus arrived at WireMasters’ Columbia headquarters where it was met with an assembly line of employees, who loaded the bus with hundreds of boxes of clothing, toys and other gifts on the wish lists of children.
“We want to thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts. Our families and kids were so excited and grateful,” said Devon Yurko, the Giles County executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs, as the wrapped gifts were loaded into the bus.
“This is an extremely giving time of year, and we’re so grateful for your partnership in making a lot of kids’ and families’ Christmas dreams come true.”
With locations across the globe and 24/7 eCommerce capabilities, WireMasters is a trusted source for wire and cable, connectors and accessories, harness management products, and value-added services. WireMasters’ mission and vision is, “to serve with integrity—our customers, teammates, families, and communities while being the premier partner in connecting the world’s most extraordinary systems and platforms, powered by our people, products, and passion for service.”
The organization’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who come from struggling families, reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
WireMasters encourages local residents and businesses to consider partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Central Tennessee throughout the year.
For more information, visit bgcsctn.org or contact the Boys and Girls Club of South Central Tennessee directly at (931) 490-9401.
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