From bike drives to donating Christmas trees, toys, and clothing, our employees rally behind amazing initiatives to support those in need during the holiday season. Take a look at a few ways we’re giving back this year.
Bag Stuffing & Coat Drive
This year, our DC-employees gathered together to stuff holiday gift bags with ornaments, stockings, tree skirts, and more, while also donating coats each day for children, women, and men, all in support of military families. These fun-filled bags and winter coats will be distributed to military families during our annual Trees for Our Heroes event.
In New Hampshire, our employees partake in Operation Santa – a unique program that allows employees to “adopt” a child and provide them with Christmas presents. This year, our employees “adopted” 250 children, each whom will receive items from their very own Christmas list during the holidays.
In partnership with Operation Homefront-Mid Atlantic, our DC-area and Southern Maryland employees join together to “adopt” military families in need in the local community. The teams are helping make the holidays brighter by providing toys for the children and donations to fund holiday meals. This year, our employees formed 50 teams and are sponsoring 65 families.
Bike & Toy Drive
Each year our employees from the San Diego area lead the San Diego Bike Drive. Now in its 20th year, this initiative provides military families with new bicycles, safety helmets, and toys during the holiday season. This year, through personal contributions, fundraising events, and company funds, we were able to present Operation Homefront-California with more than 600 new bikes and helmets for children to enjoy.
Also in the San Diego area, our shipyard employees partner with other businesses along the waterfront in the Port of San Diego to collect toys for children in the local Barrio Logan community. This annual toy drive benefits hundreds of children during the holidays. In fact, last year we delivered 850 toys to local children.
In addition to the events we host during the holiday season, we encourage our employees to give back year round through our Matching Gifts program, which allows individuals to donate any amount to a charity of choice, and in return, we match their donation.
We encourage you to lend a hand in your communities during the holiday season and throughout the year to share the joy of giving!