Y-12 employees make holiday merry for local families
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 4:09pm
Nearly 50 Y-12 employees served as Santa’s elves in the 2012 Angel Tree program. Now in its seventh year, this program is run by the Y-12 Employees' Society and works with charitable agencies to provide holiday gifts to children of families deemed eligible for assistance.
This year, Y-12 elves donated enough time and money to fulfill the holiday wishes of more than 497 children living in counties around the complex. Wish lists often reflect passing trends, but every year there are requests for bicycles. In 2012, Y-12 employees' efforts brought in a total of 44 new bikes and helmets to be donated, meeting more than 80 percent of the requests for bicycles.
Y-12 employees participate in all aspects of the toy drive, including donating money, shopping for toys, and collecting, sorting and delivering gifts to the agencies.
Read more about the Angel Tree program and Y-12's participation here.