Christmas Angel Tree Project 2017

By Shayna Conant on December 15, 2017

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 the towns of Copeland/Montezuma, Ford/Kingsdown, Ingalls and Hodgeman County. United was able to adopt a total of 103 Angels from the Southwest Kansas towns.

United employees provided gifts for each recipient, which included toys and/or cold-weather clothing, each gift was packaged up and delivered to the locations.

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. 

Ashlin Davidson, Counselor at Copeland USD #476 and Montezuma USD #371 helped United gather 49 Angles from the Copeland/Montezuma area.  After United delivered the gifts, she said "I am overjoyed at United's  willingness to help our communities with the Angels. Opening my door to all the gifts after they were delivered made my heart overflow. It is so nice to know there are still generous people out there. With all the chaos that happens in the world it is easy to lose sight of all the good that is still happening around us. Thank you United!"

United adopted 14 Angels from the town of Ingalls.  A statement from the Ingalls School District said this, “The Ingalls USD #477 School Board and Staff would like to say “THANK YOU” to the United Team for donating the wonderful Angel Tree items for Christmas this year.  We truly appreciate the love and support that United has shown to our community and to our students.  We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Ingalls USD #477.”

United was also able to adopt 15 Angels from Ford/Kingsdown area and 25 Angels from Hodgeman County.

"United employees believe in supporting our local communities," said says Todd Houseman, CEO for United Telephone Association, Inc. "United is Southwest Kansas Proud and we will continue to live out our mission by being involved in our communities where we live, work and play."

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.