Last week, the center of Protect America’s offices were taken over by wrapping paper, gifts, and Christmas cheer. Employees gathered around our Christmas tree to drink hot cocoa and partake in gift wrapping festivities for our second annual Operation Christmas Magic.
Operation Christmas Magic is Protect America’s way to give back to the local Austin community and families in need.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
This year, we teamed up with SafePlace, an organization focused on aiding families and individuals who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence. In coordination with SafePlace, Protect America’s employees provided gift donations for one local family to have a magical Christmas, because they might not have otherwise.
“It is really cool that I work for a company that, not only are we protecting homes and families on a daily basis, but the fact that we also reach out into the community and try to impact lives in different ways. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it,” Shay, recruiter at Protect America said.
Protect America uses the holiday season and these activities to reflect on what’s important; family, and the families that we protect. “Christmas is a time for family and being together with people that you love. It’s a time to spend time together even though the year gets really busy. It’s a time to come together and celebrate what’s important,” Ashley, project coordinator at Protect America said.
Protect America is thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to the community that supports us every year. This year’s family had three children and our employees came together to provide some wonderful gifts.
The children originally asked for boots and other essentials, and they failed to put toys on their wish list. Protect America gathered dolls for the girls, action figures for the boys, and a tablet for the mother, among many other gifts.
We wish every family a happy holiday and Merry Christmas. See the festivities and how Protect America’s Operation Christmas Magic turned out in the video below: