Gas Company Continues Holiday Tradition

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Featured Slider, News, Sidebar | 0 comments

Every holiday season for the past 32 years, dozens of Southern California Gas Company employees and friends have been cooking a pancake breakfast and playing Santa Claus for children served by Hathaway-Sycamores. This year, the Gas Co. group provided breakfast and toys to the 34 boys in the residential treatment program and children in the Intensive Treatment Foster Care Program.

Southern California Gas Company Pancake Breakfast at Hathaway-Sycamores

(l-r) Lance Ostrowski, Nick Ryan, Jessica Taylor, Santa aka Dave McKibben, Jodi Maberry, Gloria Llamas, Zenia Canas and Andi Sica.

The annual event was started at The Gas Company’s Pasadena Customer Service office by an employee as a tribute to the kindness of strangers that he and his family once received.  Three decades later, this tradition of selfless giving continues as this past Saturday, some 20 employees, along with their friends and kids, showed up early with groceries in hand, and cook a breakfast of pancakes, sausage and eggs for the boys, foster families and staff. They also brought holiday gifts as a result of a company toy drive from the Pasadena Gas Company office, fulfilling specific items from the boys’ wish lists. The gifts include portable DVD players, basketball jacket, tennis shoes, rip Stick and lots of gift cards.

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