In celebration of another monumental year for its Coats for Kids program, ENTEK’s Employee Community Fund Committee hosted over 20 teachers and staff members from the Lebanon and Sweet Home school districts on Friday, December 4.
Once again, ENTEK employees rose to the challenge of raising money to support children from the Lebanon and Sweet Home school districts, as well as a number of area Head Start programs. This year it was able to provide a record-high of 678 coats. Working with district liaisons, who worked with schools to provide lists of needed coats, employees past and present pooled their funds and raised a total of $13,323. This allowed the committee to meet this year’s goal of supplying more coats to kids in need than it has in its 28-year history.
Following a brief company overview and a chance to meet with the committee, teachers and staff were given tours of ENTEK’s extruder and lead-acid facilities and had a chance to visit with ENTEK employees. The committee then helped with the task of loading up the 50 boxes of coats to be distributed by school staff. Boxes and labels were donated by ENTEK’s packaging supplier, Boxmaker.
The coat committee is able to provide such a large volume of coats thanks in part to its partnership with Albany Kohl’s stores. In addition to a coat discount, Kohl’s provides employees dedicated to assist committee members on ‘coat shopping day’.
This year, ENTEK’s Coats for Kids committee included the following members: Carri Moffatt (committee chair and board president), Susan Morch (board secretary), Pat Neill, Tina FitzJohn, Scott Butler, Andy Villeneuve, Ron Blackwell, Lisa Schoen, Kelsey Dennis, Melissa Jensen-Morgan, and Jennie Norris.
ENTEK is thrilled for another opportunity to give back to the community.