PacTec, Inc. employees proudly present their $1,500 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital donation check. (front row) Lesley Kelly, Mike Sanchez, Morgan Bowman and Trey Castleberry. (back row) Ed Gilkison, Erin Graves, Kalyn Newman, Callie Gilkison, Mandy Nettles and Meredith Smith.
Employees of PacTec, Inc. of Clinton, LA have been raising funds all year for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by paying for the opportunity to wear blue jeans to work. To date, they’ve raised $750, which PacTec, Inc. then matched dollar-for-dollar, empowering their team to make a bigger difference.
“Every year, we survey employees to select our annual charity, and St. Jude was selected by an overwhelming majority. This hospital holds a special place in our hearts, as many of us have known at least one local family whose lives have been forever blessed by the treatment they’ve received,” says Trey Castleberry, Marketing Director at PacTec, Inc.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Unlike any other hospital, the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributions. And thanks to generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude.