Each December for a quarter of a century now, TruWest has held an Employee Holiday Breakfast and Auction to raise money for charitable organizations in the communities we serve. This year, the event was on December 1st. 

Employees, board members, vendors, and guests join together in Phoenix and Austin to share the holiday spirit and have fun bidding on homemade quilts, gift baskets, electronics and more. For the last 24 years, the proceeds of the auction have benefited local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. 

I’m proud to say that our 25th annual Holiday Auction brought in a total of $40,000. Those who attended the event in Arizona raised $24,500 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Camp Rainbow, a week-long summer camp for children who have, or have had, cancer and chronic blood disorders. Attendees in Texas raised $5,500 for Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. 

A generous matching grant for $10,000 from CO-OP Financial Services through their Miracle Match program brought the final total for the event to $40,000. 

The Holiday Auction is a great example of how people throughout TruWest are involved in helping their local communities. It’s typically the biggest fund-raising event we have each year, and I always take joy in watching the excitement build in the weeks leading up to it. 

I offer my sincere thanks to everyone who participated this year—you made the Holiday Auction a huge success yet again. It’s my hope that the event will continue to benefit deserving organizations for another 25 years, and beyond.