A donation worth $9,000 of materials and labor shields TCHP facilities from Florida sun. This community partner helped us save money so we can feed more hungry children in Brevard and lower our electric costs.
Pictured are Keith Gee, TCHP Executive Director with James and Michelle Gadient, owners of JAG.
James worked hard to get 3M to donate the window tint and he donated his team's time and other supplies to make the job happen. We also thank Cynthia Thompson TCHP Office Manager for her efforts that made this happen. Cynthia was also the one who made the Chamber award for JAG a reality.
Anyone in Florida knows how damaging and hot the sun can be, causing high cooling bills. It was so hot in our warehouse during the summer months that the glue on the food boxes was melting. Recognizing this problem, Cocoa’s JAG Window Tinting stepped up, and reached out to 3M, manufacturer of high quality window treatments, who donated $1,500 worth of high quality window film to install it on the windows of The Children’s Hunger Project warehouse.
“We decided that it was important to do what we could to help Children’s Hunger Project,” James Gadient said. “We are providing the installation expertise and labor to make this project a reality.”
The Children’s Hunger Project is delighted with the project. “We really want to maximize the amount we can give to the community,” said Keith Gee, Executive Director. “Every dollar we save on administrative and operational costs, like electricity, means we have more money to use to help end child hunger.”
With the help of a dedicated staff and team of volunteers, The Children’s Hunger Project provides kid-friendly food packages to elementary school students who would normally come to school hungry on Monday mornings. Improved nutrition, on the weekends enable at-risk children to be better prepared to participate in their education.