M&A’s annual holiday tradition of helping needy families continues as the Tucson office wraps and fills food boxes again this year. Every December, employees donate non-perishable food items to fill 24 boxes for our next door neighbor, Holoway Elementary School.
Leilani Bew, hydrochemist, spearheads this worthy cause at a school where more than 50% of families qualify for food stamps. The recipients are selected by the school staff, and the boxes – which are wrapped like gifts – are delivered to the families just before Christmas break. In addition to the employee-donated food, M&A donates a ham or turkey for each family so they have a complete holiday meal. As an added bonus, Janis Blainer-Fleming, principal hydrogeologist, organizes a cookie baking effort so the families have a special homemade treat to accompany their meals.