CLEVELAND — Christmas came early for the Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow park thanks to the fundraising efforts of The Garland Co. Inc.
Garland — a worldwide leader of quality, high-performance roofing and building envelope solutions — raised $56,000 to support Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow in its efforts to bring Christmas joy to seriously and terminally ill children and their families year round.
Garland’s Spirit Week, now in its 10th year, is a weeklong event held at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland dedicated to raising money for worthy causes through fundraising activities. Garland’s corporate employees as well as its sales representatives located throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. all participated in the week of giving.
Garland’s support extended beyond monetary contributions. Many of its employees spent time volunteering at “The Hollow” — a 93-acre private park located in Middlefield, Ohio that is decked out with elves, reindeer, a toy shop and bakery. “The Hollow” is designed to mimic the North Pole to create a magical escape for sick children and their families.
“I am reminded every year during Spirit Week how truly incredible Garland’s employees are,” said Scott Craft, Garland’s vice president and general manager. “Even after doing this for 10 years, our employees are still just as enthusiastic and giving as they were the first year.”
Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow was founded in 1981 to bring the magic of Christmas to a family’s home, a hospital or to welcome friends and family members to “The Hollow.” The personalized and extravagant memories this organization creates give families a special Christmas celebration any time of year. The organization is 100 percent volunteer driven — no one receives a salary or fee. More than 58,000 sick children have visited with Santa over the last 30 years.
During last year's Spirit Week, Garland raised $60,000 for Achievement Centers for Children, which serves adults with disabilities and their families with therapy services, education services, family support/social work services and recreation and adapted sports services.
For over 120 years, Garland has developed unique product and service offerings that have raised the bar of performance while exceeding the individual needs of customers throughout the world. Visit www.garlandco.com or call 800-321-9336 for more information.