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LAMATEK’s Annual Toy & Coat Drive Spreads Good Cheer!

LAMATEK Holiday Toy & Coat Drive 2018
(from left) President, Bob Carlson; Continuous Improvement Leader, Cetra Samper; Sales Manager for Window & Door, Janine Clauss; and OEM Sales Manager, Nadiya Netrebov

LAMATEK’s annual toy and coat drive is underway! Each year, the South Jersey manufacturer and flexible foam converter hosts a month-long drive for new toys and gently used coats to be donated to the Lighthouse of Philadelphia during their annual Christmas celebration. The company and its employees donate toys and coats in addition to their own time to help out during the party where toys and gifts are distributed to the kids. This year’s event takes place at the Lighthouse center on Friday, December 21, 2018.


Die Maker, Drew Gilmore, prepares to transport toys and coats to The Lighthouse.

The program could not be sustained each year without support from generous people and businesses who are willing to give what they can to help other have a better Christmas holiday. LAMATEK donated new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages while encouraging employees to participate. Operations Manager, Steve Tice, even rallied the South Jersey Master’s Soccer League Mount Holly and Hainesport teams to chip in at their 5th annual “Christmas Cup” game. The December 8th game also marked the fifth consecutive year that the league contributed to LAMATEK’s effort.


South Jersey Masters Soccer League Christmas Cup 2018
Steve Tice with fellow teammates – South Jersey Masters Soccer League Christmas Cup 2018

The annual Lighthouse Christmas program reaches out to over 500 needy children, men, and women from the Philadelphia community. The Lighthouse has been running this program for almost 30 years and has provided food, coats, and gifts to to the homeless as well as underprivileged children in need. It is truly a giving event that LAMATEK is proud to be a part of.

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