The 2017 season of giving remains strong here at Sunset, and we’re proud to share a few of the community service organizations we were able to support during the holidays:
Salvation Army: Sunset’s corporate office in St. Louis helped make 28 children’s Christmas morning a bit better through the St. Louis Salvation Army Angel Tree program, by “adopting” and providing gifts and supplies for children of families in need.
Sunset has been a long-time patron of the Angel Tree initiative, growing the number of “angel” donations year over year (including four bicycles for some lucky kids!)….and that makes us feel pretty darn good. For more information or to start your own “tree”, visit the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program website.
UCI Haiti: In partnership with one of Sunset’s fantastic customers, we were able to provide transportation of Christmas donations to Haitian children through an Iowa-based charity called UCI Haiti. Given our logistics focus, we were able to arrange shipment of two pallets worth of gifts from Iowa to Florida, allowing UCI Haiti volunteers to distribute over 250 items (1,750 lbs.) during their November mission trip. There, the UCI volunteers taught classes, distributed goats and food; poured a cement floor; chaperoned 50 2nd graders on their first-ever field trip, and much more.
“This donation meant we could spend more time and money supporting the people of Haiti. It’s rare to find business partners so willing to step up without being asked these days. It was a refreshing surprise when Sunset went beyond our expectations.“, said Jim Ryken, U.S. Board Member, UCI Haiti
Mur-ci Homes: Sunset’s Nashville office adopted six “angels” from a local Antioch, TN charity called Mur-Ci Homes, which is a 501(c)(3) residential agency serving those with severe disabilities in a cluster of nine group homes. The donations of our Tennessee employees focused on one local residence specializing in the intermediate care for intellectually disabled individuals and included clothes, electronics, and was made possible through a partnership with the Saint Ignatius Church of Antioch.