Tis better to give…

After a great year, the tradition at Integrated Fire Protection has always been a Christmas gift exchange. While this is always looked forward to by the employees, recent changes in the economy and the culture at IFP surfaced a different sort of Holiday tradition.

Misty Connell, IFP’s Sales Support Specialist, and Noel Gilliam, IFP’s Sprinkler Inspection Coordinator, were inspired after hearing about local Toys for Tot’s Drives around the city. Each with families and children of their own, the thought of children without gifts during the Christmas and Holiday season was tough to bear. This perspective shift birthed an idea to forego the usual gift exchange to provide for children in tough situations all over the country.

The office exploded with the giving spirit and soon the original box overflowed. Two and a half moving boxes later, the fruit of the idea was seen as the Integrated Team sent off the toys to a local drop off location.

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The Integrated Fire Protection team would also like to take the time to wish you, your family, and your businesses a Merry Christmas, a Happy Holidays and blessed New Year.

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