Brightening the Holidays for Central Florida Children

FMPA employees donate gifts to grant holiday wishes

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 23, 2009 – Employees of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) delivered toys, clothes and shoes last Thursday to grant the holiday wishes of 75 children from the Children’s Home Society of Florida.

During FMPA’s 11th Annual Holiday Gift Drive, its 73 full-time employees exceeded their goal of sponsoring at least one child per staff member.

“While we enjoy the holidays with our own families, we also remember those who are less fortunate,” said General Manger and CEO Nicholas Guarriello. “I’m proud that our employees still make giving a priority, even in today’s tough economy.”

The Children’s Home Society of Florida is an organization that protects children at risk and strengthens families. All gifts donated will remain in the Central Florida community.

FMPA employees organize frequent fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for worthy causes. This year, employees raised nearly $16,000 for three local charities, including Heart of Florida United Way, The Russell Home for Atypical Children and the Children’s Home Society of Florida.

“Because FMPA is a wholesale electricity supplier for community-owned utilities and a nonprofit organization itself, our sole purpose is to provide a service that makes communities better places to live and work,” Guarriello said. “A generous, giving spirit is part of FMPA’s culture to positively impact communities.”

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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 30 municipal electric utilities. FMPA provides economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities. The members of FMPA serve approximately 2 million Floridians. FMPA’s members include Alachua, Bartow, Blountstown, Bushnell, Chattahoochee, Clewiston, Fort Meade, Fort Pierce, Gainesville, Green Cove Springs, Havana, Homestead, Jacksonville Beach, Key West, Kissimmee, Lake Worth, Lakeland, Leesburg, Moore Haven, Mount Dora, New Smyrna Beach, Newberry, Ocala, Orlando, Quincy, St. Cloud, Starke, Vero Beach, Wauchula and Williston.

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