City of Vancouver employees are committed to public service, in more ways than one. This holiday season, they have been giving generously, through sponsoring local families, gift giving to charities and events.
Various departments and staff throughout the City are donating their time, money and energy to help make someone else’s holiday a little brighter.
It started this October, when City staff participated in their annual United Way employee giving campaign – pledging more than $40,000 in donations to local United Way charities in 2014.
Since then, numerous holiday giving projects have occurred or are now underway, including:
Firefighters held their 10th annual coat drive. They collected winter coats and distribute them to local schools and homeless shelters.
Staff adopted a family from the Open House Ministries and generously donated gifts for the parents and four children selected.
Staff from the finance and law departments and CDBG program is currently raising money through auctions and donations for the Clark County Food Bank. Historically, they’ve donated $230.50 (2012) and $387.25 (2011) in cash and about 50 pounds of non-perishable food each year.
The Leupke Senior Center hosted a giving tree to support the “Be Santa to A Senior” program with local non-profits.