20+ Years of Vi's Gift Giving
La’Keba Garcia, Office Services Manager at Vi's corporate office in Chicago, has been coordinating a holiday gift giving program for children in need for the past 22 years. La'Keba heard about the program in 2000 and has kept the tradition going for the corporate office since then.
Even through the pandemic, La’Keba found a way to continue this tradition by transiting to an online program.
In 2022, 246 gifts were purchased and distributed to children in Leyden Township (IL) and at Cornerstone Community Outreach in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.
The effort is supported by the Vi Cares Committee. Each member submits a short list of organizations that should be given consideration.