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U.S. Engineering Makes the Holidays Bright for Children in Foster Care

For the past 19 years, the Kansas City-based mechanical engineering firm, U.S. Engineering has made it a holiday tradition to collect presents for children in foster care through KVC’s Adopt an Angel program. Rob Marriott is the Associate Vice President of Field Operations for the Midwest Region introduced US Engineering to the KVC Adopt an Angel program back in the 1990’s. Since then, the company has provided gifts for more than 500 children.  Although most of U.S.E.’s employees work in the field, everyone gets involved with the program. Even retired employees continue to participate each year.

“The response from the employees is so overwhelming that we end up adopting more children,” Marriot says. “I especially enjoy how whole families get involved in purchasing gifts on the wish lists. It’s a great way to teach your kids about giving back.”

500 AngelsThis year, the company kicked off the program by adopting 35 children. As of December 5, that number has risen to 49; a new record high for the company.

To honor the hard work and dedication of their employees on achieving this feat, U.S.E is displaying over 500 paper Santa hats along the halls at their office. Each hat represents a child that the company has been Santa to through the KVC Adopt an Angel Program.

On Tuesday, December 9, U.S.E. employees wearing Santa hats and driving a decorated delivery truck will deliver the gifts to the KVC Kansas office in Atchison. Thank you to U.S. Engineering for helping make the holidays brighter for 500 children!

See a time-lapse video of U.S. Engineering’s 2013 gift drive here on their website.