Community Holiday Fun

February 6, 2020

Our Toledo Edison employees found a number of fun ways to support the community during the holiday season.

Twelve employees spent five hours painting and assembling a children’s playhouse that was presented to a family before the holidays. The activity was part of the larger Project Playhouse sponsored by Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. The playhouse featured a chalkboard wall and a real electric meter, expertly installed of course. During 2019, the Toledo Edison team completed two additional playhouses in support of the project.​

These employees began their holiday season clowning around – all in good fun! The group participated in the 32nd Annual Toledo Holiday Parade as members of the Distinguished Clown Corps. (DCC). The funds raised by participating in the DCC helped underwrite the parade’s cost.

Before the parade, l.-r.: M. Loren McDonald, manager, Human Resources; Jim Veglia, director, Operations Support; Brad Gillespie, manager, Customer Accounts; Brandi Gillespie (Brad’s wife); and Medilee “Trina” Myers, specialist, Customer Accounts.​

Toledo Edison participated in the United & Thankful event at the United Way of Greater Toledo’s headquarters. During the event, 700 volunteers packed 3,000 Thanksgiving lunches. “More than 37 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including more than 11 million children,” said Brad Gillespie. “Knowing we were able to feed 3,000 kids for at least one day was truly a humbling experience.”

Toledo Edison volunteers, l.-r.: Tim Suter, consultant, Regional External Affairs; Brad; and Matt Tussing, Customer Account specialist.