Trico employees collect items for Casa de los Niños
Trico Electric Cooperative is dedicated to enhancing the lives of our Members and the communities we serve. During the holidays, employees collected items for Casa de los Niños to help teens in need. Employees also raised more than $1,200 in cash and gift cards.
“We are overwhelmed with Trico’s wonderful support this holiday season,” said Kimberly Gutierrez, Development & Public Relations Coordinator.
Casa de los Niños partners with families so every child can be raised in a healthy home. Their programs serve over 5,000 kids and over 4,000 families.
In November, Trico donated $1,000 to the Casas Adobes American Legion Auxiliary Unit #73 to help homeless veterans and their families. With the money, the Casas Adobes American Legion prepared 100 boxes of food for people in need. Each box contained fresh fruit and vegetables, coffee, hand sanitizer, and dinner rolls and cranberries for Thanksgiving dinner.
“We are so over the moon with your generosity. Trico is wonderful!” said Karen Borth, Secretary at the Legion and organizer of the event.
Trico also sponsored Amado’s Chili Cook‑Off, which raises funds for the Amado Youth Center.
Trico employees give the gift of their time
Because we are a co-op, volunteerism and giving back are a part of who we are. Trico offers employees flexibility in their schedules to accommodate these volunteer opportunities. We look at co-op volunteerism as an investment in our community by enabling our employees to donate their time and expertise to help groups that are doing so much for our community.
On October 22, Trico employees volunteered to clean up the Boy Scouts’ Camp on Mt. Lemmon during United Way Days of Caring. The project included hauling/moving rocks, dirt and concrete blocks.
Also in October, Trico employees collected 467 pairs of socks to donate to Youth On Their Own. “Thank you for your participation in our 4th Annual Socktober Challenge,” Volunteer Manager Kristin Ohman said. “Your generous donation will certainly keep our students’ feet warm and cozy. We couldn’t do this without you!”