Written on December 4, 2013 by mkarales
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” (Winston Churchill)
Tis’ the season of giving and here at NEWPRO we are busy shopping for the holidays to support some local families in need. Throughout the year NEWPRO employees donate to an employee charitable fund that is used to support charities, causes and community events as our way of giving back to the communities who help us make a living – just as the quote states above.
For years, NEWPRO has partnered with the Woburn Council of Social Concern and is assigned families to brighten up the holiday season and lighten the load of those less fortunate. The NEWPRO elves take the holiday wish lists and shop til they drop. We celebrate the season of giving back at the office with a wrap night where NEWPRO employees give their time after hours to beautifully wrap every gift – all with a touch of love. We often take for granted the coat or boots or gloves that we wear to keep us warm in the winter. When you receive a wish list that primarily requests the basic necessities, it makes us realize that we are so lucky to have local communities that have supported our business for over 65 years helping us make a living to provide for our families. How could we not give back?!
You may ask, what is the most rewarding part? Ricci Tarlowski, our HR Director and Queen Elf, who has been a long time member (32 years!) of the NEWPRO family and one of the driving forces behind the scenes of this 13 year old community service tradition states, “The combination of “the gift of time” and our monetary contributions from the year make this time of year extra special for us. On Christmas morning we can all take a moment to think about those families who are ripping through those beautifully decorated packages and the smiles on their faces of which we are proud to have generated.”
That’s what the holiday season is all about – delivering happiness. That’s the true meaning of gratitude. Happy Happy Holidays from our home to yours!