TEP helps bring some holiday spirit to deserving kids | Community Spirit
Tucson Electric Power recently teamed up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson to help bring some needed holiday cheer to over 100 deserving children.
December 1, over 100 TEP volunteers joined youth club members to help purchase much needed clothing and shoes.
Each youth participant was given $100 to spend, thanks to a generous $10,000 donation by TEP. Each youth was partnered with a volunteer and allowed to shop at Kohl’s on Broadway and Pantano, at 7 a.m. that morning.
“The youth who find support and encouragement from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson are looking for opportunities to succeed. We’re proud to sponsor the TEP Holiday Shopping Spree as a way to reward these young people for being responsible students and showing leadership at the clubhouse,” said Michael J. DeConcini, TEP Senior Vice President of Operations and a longtime member of the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Board of Directors, in a recent news release. “Additionally, our employees appreciate the chance to volunteer and act as mentors for the morning. Kohl’s is a gracious project partner, so this event is enjoyed by all.”
Those who were chosen to participate in the shopping spree, were picked due to leadership skills, regular attendance at their clubhouse, and by showing a commitment to community service.
“We are honored that TEP has provided funding for this wonderful event for our kids. The majority of our club members come from disadvantaged circumstances and the shopping spree provides an opportunity to reward positive behavior, build self-esteem, and put smiles on their faces during the holiday season”, said Lorraine Morgan, in a recent news release. Morgan is the Vice President of Communications and Fund Development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson.