Packaging and design company Bay Cities participated in the Annual Christmas Baskets for the Needy event Dec. 8 in Pico Rivera, Calif., U.S., donating more than 1,000 boxes to be filled with treats and dishes for Christmas dinner for needy families and the elderly throughout the community.
Bay Cities’ ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) committee and other employee volunteers helped coordinate donations and delivery. Volunteers assisted in the distribution of baskets, sorting of food, registration and check-in, toy distribution, and crowd control. Bay Cities employees spoke with organizers about the turnout of high school volunteers and noted how happy recipients were picking up their toys and baskets.
The event began with a kick-off presentation at Pico Park. From there, the families were ushered inside to pick up their assigned box and basket. Families picking up the boxes were required to show proof of residence in Pico Rivera as well as appropriate paperwork for their children.
Christmas Baskets for the Needy started over 25 years ago. The event now helps more than 1,100 families every year. Bay Cities has provided boxes and assistance with this event for the past 20 years.