Fort Myers AC Repair Company Sponsors Christmas Charity Event "Stockings 4 Kids"

11/27/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUMMARY:
United Mechanical, Inc. a Fort Myers AC repair company, is the event sponsor of Stockings 4 Kids 2018, a community outreach charity event providing toys to less fortunate children.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jim Cloonan
United Mechanical, Inc.
(239) 939-2032
residential@umihvac.com

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA (November 27, 2018) Kids in Southwest Florida have good reason to have an even merrier Christmas this year. Stockings 4 Kids, an event founded by business trainer Lee Knapp, will share the magic and love of Christmas by providing 2,500 children in our community with Christmas stockings full of toys and treats.

The event found its origins in a local soup kitchen where Knapp volunteered and overheard a conversation between mothers who didn't have any money to purchase their children Christmas presents. She stuffed 100 stockings, brought them back to the soup kitchen and it was a big hit! That was in 2008. Now in its 10th year, the goal is to bless 2,500 kids with toy-filled stockings. With the assistance of the Lee County Sheriff's Office, these stockings will be distributed to 25 United Way charities.

"We love sponsoring this event because not only will many kids receive gifts, but numerous children and their parents get to experience the joy of giving," says Mike Clark, President of United Mechanical.

Clark is referring to 100 kids who volunteer to stuff stockings, also known as Santa's Elves. The elves learn about the importance of reaching out to help other children and experience the loving feeling of making a difference for another child.

To make the whole event work, Stockings 4 Kids reaches out to the Southwest Florida community for donations, sponsorships, and volunteers. Each stocking costs $15 and 100% of all donations goes toward the cost of the stockings and their contents. The United Way of Lee County also partners with the event to provide tax deductions to donors.

"For the past few years, United Mechanical has provided warehouse space and decorated it so that it looks like Santa's workshop for stuffing day," said Knapp. "This year the United Way will provide space for Santa's Elves to pack. We're grateful for the United Way and the UMI team for their contributions to reach our goal this year."

On Friday, December 7, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00pm, event organizers are inviting donors to an open house where they can get a sneak peak of Santa's Workshop. It will be held at the United Way Corporate Office at 7273 Concourse Dr in Fort Myers. To donate, visit Stockings4Kids.com. To attend the open house, RSVP here. Donors are encouraged to bring guests so that more people come to learn about this holiday project. Finally, Stuffing Day takes place Saturday morning December 8th in the same building.

ABOUT UNITED MECHANICAL, INC.
Since 1987, United Mechanical has provided businesses and residents of Fort Myers AC repair, HVAC installations and replacements, indoor air quality improvements, and air conditioning maintenance. They have been the Stockings 4 Kids event sponsor since 2014.

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