‘Twas the Season of Giving – A 2019 Angel Program Recap
The holiday season is not only a special time to spend with family and friends, but it is a great time to give back! Our annual Angel Program, in its fourth year, challenges each of our nearly 100 Alorica employee-led chapters around the world to partner with other local non-profits, like schools and shelters, to donate gifts to those who need a little extra hand up during the holidays.
This year we had 100% participation from ALL chapters. In fact, we collected 43,130 gifts – nearly 8,500 more than the previous year.
Here is a snapshot of what some of our chapters did to make a difference:
Joplin, Mo. – For the third year, the Joplin chapter partnered with the Joplin Fire Department for its annual Christmas for Kids program, which assists local families with presents for children, clothes and shoes. In total, Alorica employees rallied to collect and donate more than 740 gifts – a generous amount that even the local media covered their efforts, including the local ABC and NBC affiliates.
Bluefield, W. Va. – Our newest chapter in the U.S. took the cold weather as inspiration for their holiday giving, dubbing its initiative as “Give Warmth.” Partnering with Bluefield Union Mission, the chapter collected and donated nearly 1,500 pieces of winter apparel. With only 70 employees, the local media took notice and highlighted their efforts on the local NBC affiliate and newspaper Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
Philippines – For the fourth year, the 15 chapters in the Philippines partnered with My Dream in a Shoebox, an initiative created to empower underprivileged children to fight poverty through education. 30,589 shoeboxes filled with notebooks, paper, pencils, crayons, glue, etc. were created and donated, a 13.5% increase from 2018.
Guadalajara, Mexico – The Palenque chapter partnered with local orphanage 12 Piedritas, bringing lots of smiles to 37 children with over 100 gifts and lunch!