Wholesale Power Agency Brightens Holidays for Children in Need
FMPA employees’ acts of kindness give back to the community year-round
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 19, 2016 – Holiday wishes will come true this year for 75 children of the Children’s Home Society of Florida, thanks to generous employees who have come together to help the community.
Employees of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) collected bikes, clothes, toys, sports equipment, electronics and gift cards to grant holiday wishes of children in need. This is the 18th consecutive year that FMPA has collected gifts for Children’s Home Society of Florida, an organization that protects children at risk and strengthens families.
“It’s important that we give back to our community and help those less fortunate,” said FMPA General Manager and CEO Jacob Williams. “This has been an FMPA tradition for many years, and we are proud that our employees remain committed to helping those who need assistance.”
The holiday season isn’t the only time FMPA employees help the community. Employees have donated time, goods and money throughout 2016 to help local organizations. Fundraisers and other activities throughout the year were organized to support neighbors in need, including:
- Raising $15,725 in 2016 to support charities, including Heart of Florida United Way, The Russell Home for Atypical Children, and Children’s Home Society.
- Collecting nonperishable food items and gently used items to support the Russell Home year-round.
- Donating approximately $500 in school supplies, including back packs, pencils, pens, paper, folders, erasers, glues sticks, flash drives and more for underprivileged children.
- Painting the offices of Community Coordinated Care for Children in Kissimmee.
“FMPA’s employees are very generous,” said Williams. “I am so proud of how they give unselfishly of their time and money. The people at FMPA are what makes this a great place to work.”
Florida Municipal Power Agency’s Human Resources Department and General Manager and CEO Jacob Williams led the Agency’s fundraising efforts for 2016, which included donating gifts for 75 children in need and raising $15,725 for local charities.
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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 31 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.