Children’s Home Society
Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Inc. is proud to be a strong advocate for abused and neglected children in our community through our continued support of the Central Florida Division of the Children’s Home Society of Florida. Employees have participated in the CHS Annual Toy Drive since 2003, donating over 3,500 toys and nearly $5,000 in cash and gift cards. Since CHS started their Annual School Supplies Drive in 2005, Tri-City has purchased backpacks and our employees fill them with supplies, donating more than 500 fully stocked backpacks, as well as additional school supplies. Employees and their relatives volunteer for the organization, as well. The Company donates time, material, and financial support to the organization in times of need. Tri-City President Jack A. Olmstead has served on the CHS Board of Directors and has previously been named Board Member of the Year.
Inspire of Central Florida
In 2017, Tri-City and our employees continue to take a special interest in Inspire (formerly Seminole Work Opportunity Program-SWOP), which provides employment opportunities and life skills training for adults with developmental disabilities in Central Florida. Inspire assists these uniquely abled adults to live, work and succeed in the community. Tri-City employees “adopted” the clients of Inspire for Christmas. Wish lists were compiled and sent to TriCity. 75 clients were “adopted” by an angel and their individual wish lists were fulfilled. Each client was given a personalized gift bag containing items from their wish list; for some, these were the only gifts they received. In addition to providing new lighting for the Inspire facility, Tri-City also is a corporate sponsor of their annual golf tournament and Masks and Martinis event. As a Company, we believe in Inspire and their efforts on behalf of this group of earnest individuals who want to be a contributing part of society. If you are interested in helping, please check out their website, www.inspireofcentralflorida.org, to learn how you can become involved.
Life Path Hospice
Tri-City is proud to support Lifepath Hospice in Hillsborough County. The Company sponsors children to attend the Camp Circle of Love – a three-day retreat for children ages 6 to 16, who have experienced the death of a loved one and features fun camp activities and allows children to discover how much life still has to offer. Tri-City also helps to sponsor Island Night, which is the organization’s major annual fund-raising event.
Letter From Tri-City’s President
Wow, Tri-City employees did it again! Truckloads of toys, hundreds of backpacks, thousands of pounds of food, gallons of blood, countless volunteer hours the generosity of Tri-City employees continues to amaze (but not surprise) me. Our employees help so many charitable causes: Children’s Home Society of Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank, March of Dimes, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, Junior Achievement, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, SPCA, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Give Kids the World, The Children’s Cancer Center, Florida Regional Blood Center, LifePath Hospice, Metropolitan Ministries, Boys and Girls Clubs, March for Babies and schools, churches and veterans organizations too numerous to include.
As a company, we also believe in giving back to the communities where we do business and support many of the same groups and causes, with some additions: The American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, Florida Hospital Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Central Florida YMCA, United Veterans, the Compassion Alliance, Fraternal Order of Police and the Children’s Miracle Network.
So, not only do I find myself in my usual place of gratitude for your hard work and dedication but also one of appreciation for your spirit of generosity that lasts not just during the holidays but all year long. And I encourage you to continue all your worthwhile charitable endeavors because while donations may be increasing, the need is growing at a much faster pace. Thank you!
Food Drive collected over 583 pounds of food or the equivalent of 389 meals!