Nearly 30 Alcoa employees and their family members, a total of more than 65 volunteers, spent Saturday morning assisting the Massena Neighborhood Center by helping local residents and families.
The Alcoa volunteers decorated and filled the more than 470 holiday boxes that were distributed to local residents Wednesday morning. The boxes contain holiday meal items, small gifts and enough food to last the pre-registered individuals and families for three days.
The volunteer effort, an annual favorite for Alcoa employees, also earned the Neighborhood Center a $3,000 Alcoans Coming Together In Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) grant. Administered by the Alcoa Foundation, ACTION recognizes the team efforts of Alcoa employees who spend a minimum of four hours on a community service project for a local nonprofit/non-governmental organization with a donation.
"This volunteer event has become a holiday tradition," said Alcoa Massena Operation's Primary Location Manager John D. Martin. "We're always impressed at the amount of good done by the Neighborhood Center and other local charities during this season of giving and of great need, and we're happy to be a part of it. This is an opportunity for all of us to help our neighbors."