The holidays are here! Seattle is lit up and festive, carols are being played in our shops and restaurants, and people throughout the city are scrambling to finish their Christmas shopping and are looking forward to spending this holiday season with friends, family, and loved ones.
But in addition to twinkling lights, sleigh bells, and holly, this time of year also brings freezing cold temperatures — “the weather outside is frightful” indeed! While many of our customers would welcome a white Christmas, this is only because they have homes warmed by great heating systems to protect them from the elements. At Green City, we recognize that not everyone is this fortunate. Many in our community don’t have a warm home in which to spend their holiday — they have faced hardships, endured struggles, and don’t have much by way of holiday cheer.
We at Green City desire to be more than just a heating and air conditioning company — we are also citizens within our community, and as such, we hope to have a positive impact on our neighborhood and those who live here.
We were thrilled, therefore, to have the opportunity to donate $600 worth of coats, hats, socks, scarves, and beanies to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission! These items were delivered to our city’s homeless community, and were received with much gratitude and thanksgiving.
Our hopes and desires for our neighbors notwithstanding, we recognize that the homeless problem in Seattle is huge (and far too widespread for a small company like Green City to tackle!). All we can do is our own small part, and when given the chance to help out in even a modest way such as this, we are thrilled to do it.
A heartfelt Happy Holidays to you and yours this Christmas season! Stay safe, keep warm, and be sure to spread some love and joy to those around you who need a little extra this time of year.