Associates with General Cable in Du Quoin were busy helping those in need throughout the fourth quarter of 2017.
During October and November, employees raised $2,000 that went toward the purchase and donation of 100 winter coats for area children. In November, employees also organized a drive to help with Christmas for the Murphysboro Youth Home, raising $1,965.
During the holiday months of November and December, General Cable employees worked with schools in six area communities to provide warm clothes and toys for nine area families.
With a goal of $2,500, nine teams of 20 General Cable employees surpassed their goal in raising $4,800, adding two schools and helping two families with groceries and cleaning supplies and bought and wrapped Christmas gifts for 30 children.
At the annual company Christmas party, employees raised another $835 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. A news release from the company also stated that employees recently received a call from the Du Quoin Police Department about another family in need and were able to raise $100 for that family
"(Tuesday), our first day back to work, we received a phone call from the local Head Start looking for a coat for a little boy who had none on this very cold day," said General Cable representative Taylor Sherrie. "Within an hour, we had purchased coat, gloves, and a Batman scarf for this little tyke and delivered them to Head Start."