CCAI Chapters Team Up for Toys and Charity

Several chapters of the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) held events during the month of December to benefit charitable organizations.

Several chapters of the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) held events during the month of December to benefit charitable organizations. This year, the Southern California Chapter, the Central States Chapter and the Wisconsin Chapter conducted toy drives and also made cash donations to their local charity organizations. 

The Southern California Chapter held its 5th Annual Toys for Tots Golf Outing on December 5th in Pasadena, California with close to 70 golfing participants. Sixteen U.S. Marines attended to help collect toys. Chapter president, Ron Lum, was especially pleased to report they collected a record-breaking 662 toys this year.

The Central States Chapter held a dinner meeting alongside their annual Toys for Tots campaign.  The meeting included a presentation by Tim Welch with AZZ Galvanizing on Natina steel, a surface treatment that chemically reacts with galvanizing to create a rustic brown finish that blends into surroundings for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. More than 20 people attended the event where several hundred dollars in toys was collected. The chapter made an additional $250 donation to make for happier holidays for children in the Kansas City area. 

For the second year, the Wisconsin Chapter conducted a toy drive during their December meeting. They collected over 500 toys, more than double from last year, for the Kids 2 Kids Program. They were also excited to present a chapter donation of $500. A few companies in the chapter held internal toy drives and members from the chapter delivered the toys in person to the local Kids 2 Kids organization.

“We are fortunate to have so many thoughtful and generous members throughout the industry and we’re proud that CCAI can support local charities, especially those for children,” executive director of CCAI, Anne Goyer says. “It’s heartwarming to hear the stories from our chapters across the country.”

 

 

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