empty stocking fund volunteers
December 23, 2016
by ali

Giving back is at the heart of our company’s mission. In addition to supporting various charities throughout the year, we put a special emphasis on giving in December. We have offices in several states, and each team hosts an annual holiday giving drive in their community. Across the states, our employees generously donated funds and gave their time volunteering to causes near and dear to their hearts.

In our Georgia office, we contribute to The Empty Stocking Fund, a non-profit organization that works to provide holiday gifts to nearly 50,000 local children in need. With support from donors, they purchase unused gifts to fill their distribution center, Santa’s Village, and invite parents and guardians to select presents for their children. It’s a cause we believe in wholeheartedly.

Last week concluded another successful Empty Stocking Fund campaign led by our generous employees. With the dollar-for-dollar match at Alliant, we made a total contribution of $8,000, which helped make the holiday brighter for 332 local children in need.

On Saturday, I had the honor of witnessing firsthand the impact of their gifts. Volunteering alongside a group of our employees at Santa’s Village, I saw the incredible number of families who qualified for this service. Words cannot express the gratitude and pure joy the parents and their children displayed as they picked out what might be their only gifts this year. It was a life-changing experience. I am truly thankful for the generosity of our teams, across every state, and their dedication to improving the lives of others.

I look forward to another year of giving back to the communities we serve.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill