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Highway Delivers Joy to 27 Children With Second-Annual Giving Trees

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

(Left to Right) Lock Haven's parts manager, service manager, and parts clerk with their branch's Giving Tree

Highway Equipment & Supply Co. wrapped up its second-annual Giving Tree holiday program by delivering gifts the first two weeks of December to local Salvation Armies.

Brownstown's warranty administrator and parts clerks with their branch's Giving Tree

The Giving Tree program provides local needy children with holiday gifts in coordination with area Salvation Armies. Businesses sponsor Giving Trees on which they place gift tags and encourage staff and visitors to pick a tag representing a child's wish list, shop for that child, and place unwrapped gifts under the tree.

Thanks to the dedication and collaboration of Highway's staff, the company fulfilled a total of 27 tags across the four branches:

  • Harrisburg - 10 tags

  • Drums - 9 tags

  • Brownstown - 5 tags

  • Lock Haven - 3 tags

Inspired by the classic Shel Silverstein book, The Giving Tree, the Salvation Army Giving Tree program focuses on the spirit of giving and service to others during the holiday season.

Highway's chairman of the board with his branch's Giving Tree (Left) and the Salvation Army's Lieutenant Morales with the Drums office administrator (Right)

The Giving Tree program makes holiday magic happen for children who otherwise would go without," said Highway's HR, Marketing, & Communications Manager. "And, as corny as this sounds, I believe that participating in this program amidst the hustle and bustle of the season is good for the soul as it reminds us of the pure joy of giving without reward or recognition. I thank all of Highway's employees who generously participated. As Shel Silverstein wrote, 'And the tree was happy.'"

Contact your Salvation Army to see how you can start your own Giving Tree program.

Highway's HR, marketing, & communications manager and a Harrisburg parts clerk with their branch's Giving Tree (Left) and the HR, marketing, & communications manager dropping gifts off at the Harrisburg Salvation Army (Right)

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