Union workers are doing their part to give local children a holiday to remember.
Today, UE Local 506 hosting its annual toy drive. This year, they donated $16,000 to families in need, on top of giving hundreds of toys and games away. The gifts are given to three local charities: The Martin Luther King Center, the Erie Families Center, and the Union City Family Center.
President of UE Local 506, Scott Slawson, says, “It’s nice to be able to give and I think that the members inside the plant and their families feel the same way. There’s a lot of people out there this year that are struggling and it’s nice that we can actually do something to help them.”
Organizers say this has been one of the best years in terms of generosity.