Stemilt and Hansen Fruit Partner to Grant Holiday Wishes
- by Lilian Diep
WENATCHEE, WA - Christmas is around the corner, and this year there’s no room for the Scrooge mentality. As it ramps up the Christmas spirit in its local communities, Stemilt has partnered with Hansen Fruit for the eighth year in a row to provide gifts to over 170 children in foster care and low-income housing.
“2020 has not been the easiest, but I am so proud of the Stemilt and Hansen teams for their generosity and support they have shown the kids in the Wenatchee and Yakima communities,” said Stemilt President West Mathison. “Even though we have been doing this for eight years, I am still honored that our employees have shown such compassion. They stepped up during a time when the community needs it most.”
Every December, Stemilt employees fill the company’s biggest conference room with gifts ranging from toys and bikes to clothes and other essentials.
This year, Stemilt provided gifts to 146 children who are under the care of Washington State’s Department of Youth and Family Services, Fostering Solutions, or Foster First. Hansen Fruit also provided 31 gifts to children under the care of Fostering First in Yakima, the press release stated.
The annual gift gathering is overseen by Stemilt’s Community Investment Committee which works to further Stemilt’s focus on education, wellness, and community by supporting local organizations in Wenatchee Valley and surrounding areas.
After a historically challenging year, Christmas cheer is exactly what kids—and consumers—could use right now, and we at AndNowUKnow are happy to see industry-leading companies providing just that.