Angel Tree Program Delivers Christmas Joy, Thanks to Michael Brothers Companies
PITTSBURGH (December 13, 2022) – The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division is proud to once again partner with Michael Brothers Companies, a full-service source for waste removal and recycling, to distribute Christmas joy in and around Pittsburgh. Over the course of two days, December 14 and 15, Michael Brothers will donate their time and equipment to deliver Christmas toys and gifts collected as part of The Salvation Army Angel Tree program.
"When we were younger, our parents instilled in us the importance of giving back to those in need,” Tom Milani, CEO of Michael Brothers Companies, said. “As we expand and grow our family's business, we feel it is our responsibility to lead by example and engrain those same principles into our company's values. We hope that the next generation will continue to do the same. We are honored to be able to partner with The Salvation Army every year to give back through their amazing programs and outreach."
Each year, children create wish lists that are shared with hundreds of companies, small businesses, churches and individuals. Across 28 counties in Western Pa., gifts and toys are collected and sorted by hundreds of volunteers at various Salvation Army locations, then given to families to put under the tree for Christmas day. Last season, The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division’s Angel Tree Program distributed more than 100,000 toys to children. Visit salvationarmywpa.org/angeltree for more information.
“This generous act from Michael Brothers Companies is an example of community partnership at its best,” Major Jodi Lloyd, Program Secretary for The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division, said. “This is more than a donation of time and resources; this will have an immeasurable impact on local families. A huge thank you to the Michael Brothers team for delivering Christmas joy when it is needed the most.”
Michael Brothers Companies is also a proud supporter WTAE-TV’s project Bundle-Up. During the Christmas season each year, Michael Brothers collects and recycles Christmas lights. The Salvation Army then uses these proceeds to help provide NEW winter outwear to children and seniors throughout the region. Visit the Michael Brothers’ company Facebook page to find a drop-off location near you.
Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 132 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, visit wpa.salvationarmy.org. The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.