Stemilt Growers Plays Santa and Grants Holiday Wishes to 170 Children
WENATCHEE, WA - The ANUK office is awash with holiday cheer, so we love reporting on produce companies who are spreading some festive joy. Stemilt is one such company, as it works alonside Hansen Fruit to grant holiday wishes to 170 children in foster care and low income households in the Wenatchee and Yakima areas.
“Each year, I am so proud of our team and the support and generosity they show for our community,” Stemilt’s President, West Mathison, explained in a press release. “Even though we have been doing this for seven years now, I am still moved by our team’s efforts and the compassion they show to see that 170 children wake up to gifts under the tree on Christmas morning.”
In Wenatchee, Stemilt provided for children who are currently under the care of Washington State’s Department of Youth and Family Services, Foster First, and Fostering Solutions. In Yakima, Hansen Fruit provided gifts to children of Barge Lincoln Elementary and Foster First.
Throughout the event, Stemilt’s Community Investment Committee oversees the gift gathering each year. The committee focuses its work on supporting local organizations that endorse Stemilt’s focus areas of giving: education, wellness, and community. It supports over 15 organizations throughout the Wenatchee Valley and surrounding areas where Stemilt grows its World Famous Fruits.
Every year, employees of Stemilt work alongside the community. So many people turn out that the company’s largest conference room is filled with gifts for the children.
Merry Christmas from all of us here at AndNowUKnow. We thank our produce community for all the heartwarming work it does!