The Christmas holiday season… It’s that time again. It’s time for parties, cheer, food and laughter but mostly it’s time to give back to the community and to those who may be in need. It has been customary to send Christmas Cards to spread cheer, but we at Watson are starting to make something a little greener and more conscientious the new standard. The past couple of years instead of sending paper cards to everyone we have been engaging our customers and associates by email and asking them to vote for a charity that they would like us to divide a $2,000 donation. We’ve decided that the money for cards and postage would be better spent helping others. (Hey, it also saves trees too!) Watson now sends out an e-mail blast to our customers and lets them decide how much each of three charities should get.
For Christmas 2017, the following charities were selected from our email list:
Feeding America helps provide meals to people in need through a network of food banks and helps address root causes of hunger.
The Rescue Express is a foster-based cat and dog rescue based in Media, Pennsylvania. Through their amazing network of volunteers and foster families, they rescue dogs and cats from overcrowded shelters where they are likely to be euthanized and place them in loving forever homes. It is their goal to work with as many shelters and other rescue groups as possible to save as many lives as they can. Rescue Express has placed hundreds of animals in loving homes over the years, and with your help, they will place hundreds more in the years to come!
The Boys and Girls Clubs of America
To enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys and Girls Club of America provides world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
The following is a break down of our award amount based on our customers and affiliate votes and to whom it was distributed!
Christmas Charity Choice 2017
- Feeding America $1,038.76
- Rescue Express $527.13
- The Boys and Girls Club of America $434.11
Happy Holidays from Watson!