Symbiotix, Inc. celebrates the holidays with more than a company Christmas party. It annually gives its time and money to the Salvation Army's Christmas projects to help those in need have a happy holiday.
By participating in the Angel Tree, bell-ringing and distributing donations, Symbiotix, a medical marketing and education company in Danville, makes use of this "great opportunity to give back to our community," said Laura Hoffman, director of operations.
"We try to help out in a number of ways." said Jo Ann Rice, president and chief operating officer, and a member of the Salvation Army advisory board.
One day a year, two to three employees at a time will take one-hour shifts and ring the bell outside local stores to raise money for the Salvation Army's many projects. They also adopt a forgotten angel from the Angel Tree. The forgotten angels provide toys for families who may have signed up late or have not had anyone turn in gifts for them.