As I sit here and reflect on the past seven years of hosting Christmas Coffee, I am deeply grateful to work for a company that is dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities we serve. When we initiated the coat drive in 2017, we collected 54 coats. With each passing year, the support from those who have a heart for helping children has continued to grow, and 2023 was no exception. The overwhelming support has truly touched our hearts.
This year, we gathered 373 coats, and our matching, a total of 714 new coats were delivered and filled their need at TOP Learning Centers in Wichita, Kansas. In addition to this, we were able to donate $2,635 to the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County and The Treehouse. Furthermore, we provided 20 coats to our employees whose children were in need of them.
"We would never have achieved this without the tremendous support we received from our friends, family, partners, clients, vendors, and colleagues, both locally and from afar. Our gift of new coats to children serves as a reminder that there's a caring community looking out for them,” said Nick Esterline, President and Founder of TGC Group.
These little smiles say it all, thank you!