Job Developers Monty Campbell, TerryLee Price, and Chris Vera joined Angela Suggs, Chick-fil-A Marketing Director, and “friends” of the District Heights, Maryland, restaurant for their first Toy Drive supporting Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child.
In a separate goodwill gesture, JD Team Lead, Olivia Vaughns, purchased toys and donated a big bag-full to the Drive, for which the goal was to collect enough toys to fill 200 gift boxes, but received donations that resulted in gifts for 250 children!
According to Program Manager, Anthony Featherstone, “Chick-fil-A and KRA’s DC and Prince George’s County TANF Programs have engaged in a very productive business partnership for about a year now. In addition to participating in our Spring and Fall Job Fairs, Chick-fil-A has committed to attend a Mini-Hiring Event tomorrow, exclusive to eight targeted employers.
KRA also benefits from its partnership with Chick-fil-A’s in another way, as the restaurant has generously provided low-cost, sometimes no-cost, lunches on several occasions, and has offered to donate lunch for the mini career fair.
We are pleased that KRA’s relationship with Chick-fil-A has evolved from a solid business partnership, fulfilling workforce-development requirements, to a collaborative community partnership, supporting the civic-service needs of the neighborhoods we both serve.”
Left-to-Right: Two Friends of Chick-fil-A, Suitland Civic Association (SCA); Monty Campbell; Angela Suggs; Chris Vera; Friend of Chick-fil-A; “Miss” Marshall”; Ms. Holt, PGC Executive Office; Karen Anderson, SCA; Friend of Chick-fil-A; and Nicolette Marshall, Staff Sergeant, DC Air National Guard.
[KRA operates the DC/TANF Employment Program for the Department of Human Services, and PGWorks for the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services.]