Willington Employee’s Christmas Traditions…Some Old, Some New

December 18, 2014

Willington Nameplate employees tradition of donating gifts to Stafford Springs Santa’s Toy Box

Every holiday season the employees of Willington Nameplate donate gifts to the local toy fund charity of Stafford Springs, “Santa’s Toybox.” This year brought an unexpected event for the local charity. Water damage at the storage facility ruined 90 percent of the gifts. The charity helps 85 – 100 children up to age 12 per year through the town’s Social Service Department.

The toy drive was originally started by the Stafford Fire Department in 1974 until the department was eliminated. Social services took over this very important charity and receives support from different initiatives throughout the year. Some of those initiatives include “Stuff a Bus” outside Town Hall and “Angel Trees” where local business choose either a girl or boy ornament and purchase a gift.

Cookies for Soldiers

Each year a group of Willington Employees organize a cookie swap to donate cookies to the local American Legion for our military men and women overseas. Willington Nameplate will also pay the shipping cost for the towns delivery of baked goods to our soldiers.

Being Late For A Meeting Pays Off

Anytime someone is late for a meeting they have to pay one dollar to the community pool. Willington has collected forty dollars this year and will put that money towards Santa’s Toybox. Only Willington can turn something negative into a positive! Maybe timeliness will be on everyone’s New Year’s resolution list. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year to all!