30 January, 2017
Santa’s Presents Aren’t Just for Kids
While the holidays are typically a time of love and joy, it can also be a very stressful time for families who cannot afford to give their children the holiday season they deserve. For the past eight years, our Orange County, CA, office has participated in Operation Santa Claus, which provides disadvantaged parents with the ability to give their children presents they otherwise would not be able to afford.
Patrick Devereaux, a Sales Executive at our Orange County office, has taken the lead of the Operation Santa Claus at this Stericycle location. Patrick is extremely close with his team, and they look forward to coming together every year to help disadvantaged families have a better and brighter holiday season.
In addition to collecting gifts to donate, the Orange County office picks a day to volunteer at Operation Santa Claus to help parents figure out what gifts they are eligible for, assist other volunteers in building and putting together presents such as bikes, and getting to know the people who are benefitting from such a great cause. The Orange County office also has a lot of Spanish-speaking employees that can communicate with many parents who rely on Operation Santa Claus to help them during the holiday season.
At Stericycle, we’re always looking for ways to give back to the community. Our Orange County office is able to collaborate with many different organizations, such as firefighters and Toys for Tots, to make Operation Santa Claus a successful event. After their day of giving back, Orange County employees like to reminisce on the day they just had and the wonderful people they were able to meet.
Our Orange County team looks forward to this program every year and we can’t wait to continue our work with Operation Santa Claus next year. Happy New Year!