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Highway Wraps Up First-Annual Giving Trees

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

Brian Naylor, Service Manager, standing with the Lock Haven Giving Tree

Highway Equipment & Supply Co. wrapped up its first-annual Giving Tree holiday program by delivering the gifts the week of December 6, 2018, to local Salvation Armies.

The Giving Tree program provides local needy families with holiday gifts in coordination with area Salvation Armies. Local 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 the unwrapped gifts under the tree.

Photo Caption: Andy Hurt, Parts Clerk, delivering gifts to the Lock Haven Salvation Army

Thanks to the dedication and collaboration of Highway staff and customers, the company fulfilled each tag, for a total of 32 children across the four branch locations:

  • Harrisburg - 12 tags

  • Drums - 12 tags

  • Brownstown - 4 tags

  • Lock Haven - 4 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.

“Service is an important part of Highway's core values," said Jennifer Nauss, HR, Marketing, & Communications Manager. "It is heartwarming to see the company come together under the Giving Tree to demonstrate service to others in our communities."

Photo Caption: Sharon Skotek, Office Administrator, standing with Drums Giving Tree

Visit a Highway branch next year to participate in the second-annual Giving Tree program, or contact your local Salvation Army to see how you can start your own Giving Tree program.

Photo Captions:

  1. Jennifer Nauss pictured with Harrisburg Giving Tree

  2. Jennifer Nauss and Mary Wagster delivering gifts to Harrisburg Salvation Army

  3. Drums Giving Tree gifts

  4. Sharon Skotek pictured with Drums Giving Tree

  5. Sharon Skotek delivering gifts to Drums Salvation Army

  6. Brian Naylor pictured with Lock Haven Giving Tree

  7. Andy Hurt delivering gifts to Lock Haven Salvation Army

  8. Andy Hurt delivering gifts to Lock Haven Salvation Army

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