United Gives Back: Christmas Angel Tree Project 2016

By Shayna Conant on December 23, 2016

In the spirit of giving this Christmas Season, the United Family of Companies (United Telephone Association, Inc.; United Communications Association, Inc.; and United Wireless Communications, Inc.)  is giving back again this year, by getting involved in Angle Tree’s in Southwest Kansas communities.  Because United is Southwest Kansas Proud and their employees live, work and play in these communities. United wanted to share their love by getting involved with the Angel Tree projects in these towns Ashland, Cimarron, Dodge City (Salvation Army) and Spearville.

United was able to adopt 13 Angels from Ashland, 24 Angels from Cimarron, 25 Angels from the Salvation Army in

Dodge City and 25 Angels in Spearville. United employees and managers provided gifts for each recipient, which included toys and/or cold-weather clothing.

The Angel Tree project is a program set up to provide new clothing and/or toys for children and families in need through the support of donors during the Christmas season.  Each Angel is then placed on a tree for donors to choose from and purchase gifts for each of the Angels. The gifts are then given to the organizations, where families come and pick up their children’s gifts for Christmas morning.

“Christmas is about sharing," says Todd Houseman, CEO for United Telephone Association, Inc. ”United takes

great pride in being in and from Southwest Kansas and it brightens all our days when we can all broaden our family of giving to those in our communities who may have a need we can help fill."  Mr. Houseman continues, "I know the employees at United enjoy sharing and giving and each year we continue to grow by expanding our reach."  "I'm proud of our employees and their families, providing for a child in need takes a special heart and my family of co-workers have big hearts."

United and its employees are proud to partner with these communities in Southwest Kansas to provide children with a small symbol letting them know that they are cared for, and to help ensure they are able to enjoy the tradition of receiving gifts this holiday season.

United hopes to continue to give back to other surrounding communities in Southwest Kansas in the future.