City Light employees gave generously to many nonprofit organizations during the holidays, donating nearly $3,000 along with more than 100 bags of food, toys and household goods to support those in need.
At the Boundary hydroelectric project, employees donated $1,157 at a luncheon and auction held at the facility on Dec. 6. The donations were split between Toy’s for Tots ($675) and the local food bank ($482).
Employees at the Seattle Municipal Tower participated in a holiday food drive to benefit Northwest Harvest. Seattle Shares (the citywide Employee Giving and Volunteer Program) and building management sponsored the drive from Nov. 28 to Dec. 22. Building tenants, including City Light employees, donated a total 109 bags full of food to Northwest Harvest. Tenants were split into four teams to see who could collect the most donations. The Red team, which included City Light employees who work on floors 33 and 34, took top honors, with 35 bags of food donated.
City Light employees also gave generously at a Tsunami Relief Silent Auction held Dec. 16. Organized by Christopher Peguero, City Light’s Environmental Affairs & Real Estate Division, and Seattle Shares., the event raised $1,800 in donations and matching funds. YMCA will use the donations to send volunteers from Seattle to Miyako, Japan.
A December food and toy drive to support the Miracles Food Bank helped families who were struggling this holiday season. City Light employees at the Seattle Municipal Tower and the North and South service centers filled more than four large boxes with food and unwrapped toys.
Employees at the Skagit hydroelectric project filled a truckload with household items that were collected during the past year and donated them to the Marblemount Assembly of God Church. The items, which included clothing, blankets, dishes and other goods, will be provided to families in need in the Skagit Valley.