Swanson Rink Sponsors BYC Adopt-a-ProgramSwanson Rink had a busy 2014 holiday season bringing joy to Volunteers of America's Bannock Youth Center (BYC). We hosted the annual BYC holiday dinner on December 18th, which was complete with plenty of food and a visit from Santa Claus. This is a great opportunity for our employees to get over to the center and meet with the program staff and participants. This year, several Swanson Rink employees also opted to be a part of the “Adopt-a-Family” program, from which young families in need are able to obtain new Christmas gifts to be placed under the tree.
Our big holiday event this year was the “Adopt-a-Program” drive, which differs from "Adopt-A-Family" in that donations are given to the organization as a whole, not just individuals. Swanson Rink chose to sponsor the BYC’s program and participant needs for the 2015 year by holding a drive in our office for items needed. These items ranged anywhere from dish soap to TVs, but there was no shortage of anything on the list. A friendly competition between interoffice teams brought in hundreds of items for the center. Our employees went above-and-beyond bringing in donations, and even donated strollers, Wiis, cell phones, and other useful items that were not on the list! The BYC was happily overwhelmed by our response to their needs.
Swanson Rink is grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the community through our involvement with the Bannock Youth Center and is thankful for our wonderful employees who continue to make it possible!