Once again AMS is hard at work fulfilling orders for the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean we don’t take time to help others give thanks and enjoy a beautiful meal!
Every year AMS employees and management show their care and respect for the community by distributing Thanksgiving meals. “We have such good vibes around the holidays,” says Jay Catlin, AMS President. “We know that Thanksgiving is a time when some in our community are unable to join in the spirit. AMS employees always reach out to the community, we’ve been doing for years, and we enjoy it immensely.”
For the past six years AMS has participated in the Santa Clarita Youth Activities League’s ‘Adopt a Family’ program. Officer Bryan Rooney of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Department runs the program and selects the families the Thanksgiving celebrations.
Betty-Lou Wiseman, Executive VP of Client Services at AMS, administers the company’s giving programs. Betty-Lou added her thoughts: “Over the years of working with and providing summer and after school employment for young people sponsored by the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, we became sensitive to the fact that many of the families in our area do struggle during the holidays. The AMS family adoption has now become a tradition, and it helps all of us who participate to experience the true meaning of the holidays.”
For the Thanksgiving holiday giving, AMS partnered with Ralph’s Supermarkets in creating full Thanksgiving dinners to distribute to families in need. Invitations were sent to the families, and they came to the Youth Center where they received their gifts.
We’re in full swing now, fulfilling orders for the holidays, and as we do so, AMS employees share the happiness of the season with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Department, Officer Bryan Rooney, Ralph’s Supermarket, lots of local families and plenty of little kids.