Giti Sponsors Chester Families for Christmas
Recent Christmases have been different for everyone. With the current COVID-19 pandemic situation still in place, a lot of families had to make different arrangements to see each other during the holidays. Then there were those families who were unable to do anything due to job loss or other unexpected life occurrences, and Chester County, SC was no exception. With a large percentage of families under the national household income average, and COVID rates rising, the need for help is obvious. That’s where the Giti Tire Engagement Committee stepped in.
The Committee saw the need within our community and ran a newspaper ad asking for community members to nominate a family who was either affected by the pandemic or another sudden unexpected life change. The results were amazing! We received over 13 nominations. The stories touched all on an emotional level, and seven families were chosen.
The families were invited to the Richburg plant to meet with Engagement Committee members and Giti North America CEO Phang Wai Yeen. They were each given approximately $700 to use for household goods, food, Christmas gifts, or whatever they needed most. Each family was overjoyed with the kindness shown to them. Mr. Phang was also overjoyed at being given the opportunity to help the community which we call home. We look forward to a brighter year and stand ready to continue helping families in need in the Chester community.