Christmas in July charity
Published: July 10, 2008 | 7187th good news item since 2003
The office is decked out in red, white and blue, but they aren’t celebrating the nation’s birthday all month. President and CEO of the company, Don Crawford, arrived for work in a Santa Claus suit. Those who have worked at Delta Dallas for more than a year knew Christmas in July had arrived.
Delta Dallas, a Dallas-based leading provider of staffing and recruiting services specializing in administrative, accounting and call center staffing, today* announced the launch of its 10th annual Christmas in July. Throughout the month of July the company will sponsor a 31 day program of giving that it hopes will touch the lives of over 2,000 children in need.
It is common to see companies sponsor charitable giving opportunities during the Christmas holidays. But not many go all out to celebrate Christmas in July. With lights strung, a Christmas tree decorated in red, white and blue and the receptionist answering “Merry Christmas” every time she receives a call, Delta Dallas has thrown themselves into the Christmas spirit while temperatures outside are anything but wintery.
The purpose of the drive is to collect back-to-school supplies for children in under-served communities in Dallas and Plano. “We hope to make a significant difference in the lives of the children represented by the charities we have chosen to support this July,” said Yvonne Abel, executive director of client services for Delta Dallas. “Our employees, clients, candidates and friends look forward to being able to contribute supplies or cash donations to the children in our community.”
Delta Dallas’ Christmas in July campaign will benefit four local charities: Dallas Concilio, The Samaritan Inn, Shared Housing, and The Wilkinson Center. Non-profits receive most of their charitable giving from individuals and the corporate community during the Christmas season. During this time of year non-profits can experience a lull in giving. Delta Dallas hopes, with their Christmas in July program, to make going back to school a more successful experience for the underserved children in our community.