Third Annual TECsgiving, A Time to Give Thanks!
Every year, we like to take some time to give thanks to our employees who work so hard at the jobs they do. We are grateful for their dedication, hard work, and their eagerness to deliver excellence to our customers. At The Exterior Company, we call this day of thanks, TECsgiving. It’s a day we set aside to not only give back to our employees, but also to the community that has been so good to us.
For our 3rd annual TECsgiving, we were very grateful to have the opportunity to partner up with the Water Street Mission in Lancaster. It’s a fantastic organization that offers services to those who find themselves in tough times; without a home, without a meal, without family support and without healthcare services. As part of our TECsgiving celebration, our entire staff volunteered its day to head out to the Mission to help with packaging, organizing and assembling food and supply donations. While there, we learned so much more about what they do, and we became even more impressed by the community in which we live.
In addition to their shelter and meal services, the Mission provides a safe and fun space for children of families who are experiencing homelessness due to job loss, mental illness or simply tough times. Staff members at the Water Street Mission take the time to play with the children, help them with their homework, and counsel them on some of their challenges. It truly is an impressive and inspiring place.
This Thanksgiving, The Exterior Company employees came together to not only volunteer at the Mission, but to help raise money for their programs and supplies. We set a goal of $5,000. We are proud to say we surpassed that goal, with employee donations totaling $11,035.78. In the end, we rounded that number up, to deliver $15,000.00 to the Water Street Mission. We appreciate the staff members who took the time to share with us what they are doing in the community, and the people being helped by the Mission, who shared their stories with us. This Thanksgiving, and always, we want to take the time to say thanks—thanks to our employees, thanks to our customers, and thanks to our amazing community who continues to impress!