KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 22, 2016 – Kissimmee Utility Authority is helping to make the holidays brighter for children and families in need this holiday season.
Utility employees donated nearly $3,000 worth of bicycles, clothes, toys, electronics, sports equipment and gift cards to less fortunate children at the Boys & Girls Club branch in Kissimmee.
In addition, the utility:
- Hosted a canned food drive to help fill the shelves of the community food pantry managed by the Osceola Council on Aging.
- Sponsored the Christmas for the Kids Osceola, a locally-run nonprofit organization that reaches out to local families in need by providing a gift during the holiday season.
- Sponsored the Gingerbread Run 5K to support Give Kids the World, a 79-acre, nonprofit resort in Kissimmee that provides cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
“This has been a difficult year for a great number of families in our community, and KUA has been hard at work helping to ensure that those in need still experience the joy of the season,” said KUA president and general manager Jim Welsh. “Our employees give back all year but are especially generous as the holiday season approaches.”
Founded in 1901, KUA (https://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 70,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.