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General Cable helped those in need during holiday season

  • General Cable employees in Du Quoin raised $2,000 to purchase and donate 100 winter coats for area children.

    General Cable employees in Du Quoin raised $2,000 to purchase and donate 100 winter coats for area children.
    Courtesy of General Cable

  • General Cable employees in Du Quoin stayed active during the holiday season in raising more than $10,000 for various charitable causes.

    General Cable employees in Du Quoin stayed active during the holiday season in raising more than $10,000 for various charitable causes.
    Courtesy of General Cable

  • General Cable's Du Quoin employees raised $4,830 for Angel Tree in 2017, which provided a nice Christmas for 30 families, including 12 families in the Du Quoin, De Soto, Pinckneyville, Tamaroa, Sesser, Christopher and Benton areas.

    General Cable's Du Quoin employees raised $4,830 for Angel Tree in 2017, which provided a nice Christmas for 30 families, including 12 families in the Du Quoin, De Soto, Pinckneyville, Tamaroa, Sesser, Christopher and Benton areas.
    Courtesy of General Cable

 
 
Posted on 1/9/2018, 1:00 AM

Associates with General Cable in Du Quoin were busy helping those in need throughout the fourth quarter of 2017.

During October and November, employees raised $2,000 that went toward the purchase and donation of 100 winter coats for area children. In November, employees also organized a drive to help with Christmas for the Murphysboro Youth Home, raising $1,965.

During the holiday months of November and December, General Cable employees worked with schools in six area communities to provide warm clothes and toys for nine area families.

With a goal of $2,500, nine teams of 20 General Cable employees surpassed their goal in raising $4,800, adding two schools and helping two families with groceries and cleaning supplies and bought and wrapped Christmas gifts for 30 children.

At the annual company Christmas party, employees raised another $835 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. A news release from the company also stated that employees recently received a call from the Du Quoin Police Department about another family in need and were able to raise $100 for that family

"(Tuesday), our first day back to work, we received a phone call from the local Head Start looking for a coat for a little boy who had none on this very cold day," said General Cable representative Taylor Sherrie. "Within an hour, we had purchased coat, gloves, and a Batman scarf for this little tyke and delivered them to Head Start."

 
 
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