Kloeckner Metals LAX recently partnered with the Santa Fe Springs/Little Lake City school district where they participated in the first health and education fair. The event happened in early August at Little Lake Middle School where 400 families were invited to come and receive information on education and health. This event also centered on donating school supplies such as back packs, clothes and shoes.
Qyna Tang, an Inside Sales Representative from the LAX branch was able to participate in this fair. Qyna mentions that the fair was filled with booths of various vendors who helped donate. Goodies were passed along with information on health and education as well as pastries and drinks for the families who attended. Arts and crafts were also offered and one of the classrooms in the school held presentations on college classes and information on education.
As a team, the LAX branch created a committee and decided that they really wanted to give back to kids. With the beginning of a new school year, they took advantage of the perfect opportunity. Bill Terrio, another Inside Sales Representative reached out to the local school district and it happened to be at the right time as they were organizing the fair.
The LAX team feels drawn towards our younger generation because they believe they can make a difference in their lives. They strongly believe that if they can help by giving back to the kids at an early age so they can impact their future.
The branch donated 29 pairs of boy and girl shoes, ranging from ages K-8th grade.
“Giving back is really important as a company because it humbles you and reminds you that there is always room to share. Seeing a family get what they really need and not have to worry about the money means so much,” Qyna shares. “Giving back has helped her and the branch see what is beyond them. We can get distracted in our daily routine, especially when working 9-5, it can be easy to forget how fortunate we truly are. This has helped us connect and remind people that we are all here to help each other as a community.”
In the future, there will be a partnership with the Santa Fe Springs branch for a Thanksgiving and Christmas drive for Sante Fe Springs/Little Lake City schools and a toy drive for sick children at a local hospital. “Our hearts are filled and we cannot wait to do more!” Qyna says.