On Tuesday, November 21, a team of Mica Corporation employees volunteered at ‘The Great Thanksgiving Project,’ a charity event held annually at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. Each year, the event, organized by the non-profit organization Bridgeport Rescue Mission (BRM), facilitates the collection, sorting, and distribution of over 3,000 turkeys and 15,000 winter coats to families in need the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Mica employees helped by filling bags with produce and turkeys, sorting coats, keeping the coat racks stocked, and assisting the guests shopping for coats for each of their family members.
Mica Corporation held its second annual coat and canned food drive earlier this month in support of the event. Along with several large bags stuffed with coats and 65 lbs. of non-perishable food items, a monetary donation was made to provide turkeys to twenty families.
Cheryl Blake, Accounting Manager at Mica Corporation and second-time participant of the event said, “Being a part of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s ‘Great Thanksgiving Project’ is something that I look forward to all year. It gives us the chance to put our values into practice and give back to the community on a personal level.”
Mica Corporation’s employees will continue working to give back to the local community in 2018.
About Mica Corporation
Mica Corporation manufactures and supplies water-based, environmentally responsible products that offer adhesion or other properties to plastic, metal, and paper surfaces in continuous web applications.
Bridgeport Rescue Mission fights poverty from the inside out as we embrace the urban poor and addicted with the compassion of Christ, offering hope and healing for a changed life.