Unum Employees To Deliver Christmas Toys To Hundreds

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Barry Conklin and Gail Wunner of Unum deliver holiday gifts for the children of Partnership for Families, Children and Adults in December 2012.
Barry Conklin and Gail Wunner of Unum deliver holiday gifts for the children of Partnership for Families, Children and Adults in December 2012.

Unum will arrive at the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults offices on Friday, with a literal tractor-trailer load of Christmas gifts.  This is the 14th year the insurance company has adopted hundreds of Partnership clients for Christmas, fulfilling wish lists for children, the homebound elderly, homeless women and families. All gifts are purchased by Unum employees who work together in teams to select wish lists, shop for items, wrap, and deliver the gifts.

Participating Unum employees will gather at Unum this Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. to kick off the delivery and then will proceed to five different Partnership locations to deliver the gifts. Unum employees will hand deliver the gifts to Partnership staff at each location and agency staff will deliver all gifts to client homes before Christmas.

“Many of our clients simply do not have the resources to make Christmas happen in their own homes for their families. We want them to know people do care about them and we want their families to have a nice Christmas”, said Karen Murphy, Resource Development director at the Partnership. Ms. Murphy is organizing this year’s Holiday Cheer campaign, which collects Christmas gifts for the neediest clients of the Partnership.

Several clients still need to be adopted for Christmas. Wish list items include everything from traditional Christmas gifts of games, toys, and music for children to essentials of living like soap, lotion, shoes and food for the elderly. To help, call 423 697-3830 or visit www.partnershipfca.com/give to make a donation online.


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