By: Matthew Tremblay at 02:15 pm
Over the holiday season Time Warner Cable and its employees supported our favorite charities with donations of money, toys and time as part of the company’s “Holiday Hopes & Happenings,” and in the process, made 2012′s holidays a little brighter for thousands of people.
Throughout the Northeastern U.S., Time Warner Cable partnered with Operation Tribute, an all-volunteer non-profit organization that gives free toys each holiday season to children of military families. Time Warner Cable and its employees assisted Operation Tribute in purchasing, wrapping, shipping and distributing approximately 34,000 toys to military families across New England, New York, New Jersey and Ohio. Public service announcements (PSAs) on Your News Now (YNN) promoting this initiative, and ultimately led to $10,000 in additional donations made to Operation Tribute by Time Warner Cable’s customers.
In New York City, Time Warner Cable partnered with its local Media Sales team and local news channel, NY1, to host a food drive to assist those in NYC affected by superstorm Sandy. All donations collected were distributed to NYC families in need served by two local non-profit organizations, the Food Bank for New York City and City Harvest. Non-perishable goods were donated by TWC’s employees and customers and were collected at many of TWC’s retail stores and Media Sales sponsors, including Big Apple Circus and Hillside Honda. In all, over 2,500 pounds of food were collected and distributed to families throughout NYC.
Time Warner Cable in the Carolinas and News 14 Carolina wrapped up its month-long “Holiday Hopes & Happenings” drive by delivering more than 6,400 toys and gifts to the Salvation Army for families in need across North and South Carolina. In addition, more than 300 Time Warner Cable employees are volunteering 1,100 hours of their time across the Carolinas, delivering gifts and working at Salvation Army Toy Shops and distribution centers. The toys and other items were purchased and donated by TWC’s customers and employees. Several local businesses served as drop off locations for toys from the public, including Toys & Co, O2 Fitness, Shadracks Christmas Wonderland Light Display and Love Buick GMC.