From visiting critically ill children in Philadelphia, to coordinating toy and clothing gift donations in Minnesota and Ohio, BCTGM members have embody the true spirit of giving during the holiday season.
BCTGM Local 492 members who are employed at the Kraft plant in Philadelphia have been bringing smiles to the faces of sick children at Saint Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia since 1998. This year’s visit included gift deliveries and surpises from Elmo and Dora The Explorer.
And in Columbus, Ohio, BCTGM Local 57 members from General Mills and Kroger Bakery volunteer to help with the Christmas Care/One New Toy program. The effort is an annual partnership between the Central Ohio Labor Council and a coalition of schools, organizations, businesses, civic groups, government, and more than 900 volunteers. The goal of the program is to ensure that Ohio families registered for the program receive food for a week and at least one new toy for each child in the home.
Nearly 3,000 Ohio families were assisted by the program this year. Both Kroger Bakery and General Mills generously donated products for the charitable event.