Alcoa 'elves' donate new coats to St. Vincent de Paul in Massena
Friday, December 14, 2012 - 12:04 pm

Santa’s elves came a little early this year, in the form of Alcoa employees who delivered a sleigh full of warm winter coats to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Massena for distribution to children in need this holiday season.

MASSENA -- Alcoa employees from the Forgings and Extrusions division of the West Plant purchased new coats for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul with money they raised all year long through “crock pot days” and baked food sales. They began the year planning to raise money for a “Big Idea” at the end of the year and they ended up collecting about $1,500.

“This is our chance to give back,” said Forgings and Extrusions Plant Manager Faye Lawrence. “And we decided to use our ‘Big Idea’ money to buy the coats because they’re something that can make a huge difference in the lives of the people who receive them. It’s our opportunity to pay it forward.”

When they delivered the coats recently, they also dropped off more than 50 new wrapped gifts for children who will receive them through St. Vincent de Paul’s “angel tree” program.