24 Nov Operation Christmas Child
At IMG Enterprises, we are committed to making the difference in others lives through community involvement and charitable giving. We encourage and support our employees to participate in charities and community outreach during their own time and company time. Some charities the company has been involved with include Give Kids the World, Toys for Tots, Relay for Life and Ag in the Classroom.
In the spirit of giving thanks and giving back, IMG Enterprises invited everyone at Cherry Lake Tree Farm, LegacyScapes and IMG Citrus to take part in Operation Christmas Child — a program that sends shoeboxes filled with gifts to underprivileged children around the world. IMG Enterprises pledged to cover the cost of the boxes and the $7 shipping cost for each box.
Operation Christmas Child has been around for over 20 years and has delivered more than 113 million gift-filled shoe boxes over the years. Chloe Gentry, member of the IMGE Board of Directors, explains:
this initiative became even more meaningful when we found out that we have several immigrant employees who have been impacted by this organization when they were children and they were thankful to be given the opportunity to give back and make a difference in others lives, just like others did for them.
The initiative was a success and IMG Enterprises collected a total of 141 boxes. This is the first year all 3 companies participated with this charity and we are overwhelmed with the gratitude and support of everyone at Cherry Lake, LegacyScapes and IMG Citrus.
We are proud to have a diversified group of employees acting in different industries and unified through a common culture and set of values. James Walker, an employee at Cherry Lake Tree Farm, says that for him, this company-wide initiative demonstrates that “we work for an awesome organization filled with amazing people who are passionate about what we do.”
We want to extend a special thank you to all of our employees who participated in this initiative and will make a difference in these children’s lives.
You can view some pictures of the employees packing and delivering the boxes on our Facebook page.
To learn more about Operation Christmas Child, please visit www.samaritanspurse.org.