KATY (Covering Katy News) – More than 80 students in the Katy area have new winter-spring gear, thanks to a partnership between GEICO and the Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch.
The donation is part of a GEICO company-wide initiative to support local communities.
GEICO associates coordinated with the YMCA to determine how GEICO could help in the area.
The YMCA contacted Katy Independent School District counselors and learned the students could use some new outerwear. GEICO provided a financial donation to the YMCA to purchase more than 80 coats and jackets for students ranging from kindergarten through high school.
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In addition to this program, GEICO has worked with the Monty Ballard YMCA to sponsor the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Dash, as well as a back-to-school campaign where GEICO associates provided 942 backpacks for students across the Houston area last July.
“GEICO has been in the Katy community since 2013, and we’re thrilled to be a part of the effort supporting Katy’s youngest residents,” said Rynthia Rost, GEICO’s vice president of public affairs.
“Our mission is to work with our neighbors to help the local community, and this partnership with GEICO showed just how meaningful that can be,” said YMCA Outreach Coordinator, Connie Stirgus.