For the past several years, VISI employees gather together for holiday festivities around this time of year. Weeks ahead of time, each participating employee draws the name of a “Secret Santa” co-worker, whom they are to purchase a gift for. The catch? The gift should be something that the individual would have liked as a child, as the item will be donated (after being unwrapped by it’s recipient) to the Toys for Tots program. Each gift is opened one at a time, as participating employees enjoy laughter and a catered meal.
This year, 23 employees participated in the Toys for Tots Secret Santa program and many great toys were donated to Minnesota children in need. [Photo of Toys for Tots items]
Once the Secret Santa gifts are unwrapped, the group then collaborates to wrap presents that have been purchased for a family that VISI “adopts” for the holidays. This year VISI’s non-profit giving committee adopted a family of eight – including a single mother and her seven children – through the Neighborhood Involvement Program. Employees enjoyed seeing the gifts that these children would be opening for the holiday season. [Photo of NIP family items]
Thank you to our employees for your generosity and Happy Holidays to all our customers!