Garland Raises $56,000 for Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow Charity

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The Garland Company, Inc. supported Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Christmas joy to seriously and terminally ill children year round, during its annual Spirit Week.

Garland employees, Halle Trapp (L) and Taylor Miller (R), help paint a fence on a pergola at Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow in Middlefield, Ohio.

“Their enthusiasm, their desire, their hard work. All the time laughing and telling stories. They stayed longer than expected, wanting to complete the project they were assigned. The people of Garland were the best. Better than best; they were great!”-Bill Dieterle

As a part of its annual charity fund-raising event, The Garland Company, Inc. raised $56,000 to support Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow in its efforts to bring the spirit of Christmas joy to seriously and terminally ill children and their families year round. Garland’s Spirit Week, now in its tenth year, is a weeklong event held at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio dedicated to raising money for worthy causes through various fund-raising activities. Garland’s corporate employees as well as its sales representatives located through the U.S., Canada and the U.K. all participated in the week of giving.

Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow was founded in 1981 to bring the magic of Christmas to a family’s home, a hospital or to welcome friends and family members to The Hollow – a 93-acre private park in Middlefield, Ohio complete with elves, reindeer, a toy shop and bakery. The Hollow is designed to mimic the North Pole with every detail meticulously planned to create a truly magical escape for sick children and their families.

The money raised will be used to help build a North Pole Chapel so families and friends visiting have a place to pray and find comfort. Garland’s support of Santa’s Hide-A-Way-Hollow extended beyond just monetary contributions as many employees volunteered their time at the North Pole, enthusiastically doing whatever jobs needed completed.

Bill Dieterle, who has been Santa for the last 30 years, said this: “Their enthusiasm, their desire, their hard work. All the time laughing and telling stories. They stayed longer than expected, wanting to complete the project they were assigned. The people of Garland were the best. Better than best; they were great!”

The personalized and extravagant memories this organization creates give families a very special Christmas celebration any time of year. The organization is 100% volunteer driven – no one receives a salary or fee.

“I am reminded every year during Spirit Week how truly incredible Garland’s employees are,” said Scott Craft, Garland’s vice president and general manager. “Even after doing this for 10 years, our employees are still just as enthusiastic and giving as they were the first year.”

The Garland Company, Inc. is one of the worldwide leaders of quality, high-performance roofing and building envelope solutions for the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. For over 120 years, Garland has continually developed unique product and service offerings that have raised the bar of performance while exceeding the individual needs of customers throughout the world. Today, our network of over 220 local building envelope professionals is ideally positioned throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to provide quality building envelope solutions for single and multi-property facilities. The Garland Company Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.

Visit http://www.garlandco.com or call 800.321.9336 for more information.

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