Holiday Wishes Come True for Children in Need

FMPA employees sponsor 75 Central Florida children, donate $16,300 in 2011

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 21, 2011 – Holiday wishes will come true for 75 Central Florida children thanks to employees of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA).

FMPA employees collected several car-loads of toys, clothes, shoes and electronics to grant the holiday wishes of children in need. This was FMPA’s 13th consecutive year collecting gifts for the Children’s Home Society of Florida, an organization that protects children at risk and strengthens families. All gifts donated will remain in the Central Florida community.

“Because FMPA is a wholesale electric 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,” said Nicholas Guarriello, general manager and CEO of FMPA. “A generous, giving spirit is part of FMPA’s culture to positively impact communities.”

The holiday season is not the only time FMPA’s employees support charitable organizations. FMPA employees organize frequent fundraisers and other activities throughout the year to support worthy causes. This year, employees raised more than $16,300 for three local charities, including Heart of Florida United Way, The Russell Home for Atypical Children, and Children’s Home Society. FMPA employees also collected non-perishable food items to support the Russell Home year-round and to provide holiday meals for a family in need. FMPA participated in United Way’s 2011 Days of Caring, providing landscaping and maintenance assistance to Help Now of Osceola, a center for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

“With approximately 70 full-time employees, our staff may seem small, but together, we can make a big impact in our community,” said Guarriello.

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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 two million Floridians.

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