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McAfee & Taft Employees Help Make Holidays Happier for Oklahomans in Need

published in Oklahoma City, OK | December 31, 2009

The 2009 holidays were made brighter, warmer and happier for Oklahomans in need, thanks to the support of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and Positive Tomorrows, a nonprofit school for homeless children, and the generosity of McAfee & Taft employees.

Employees from McAfee & Taft’s Tulsa office provided Christmas gifts for 22 foster children, ranging in ages from 3 months to 17 years, through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services’ Tulsa County office.  DHS asked that each child receive holiday gifts in the amount of $60, and in most cases, Tulsa’s generosity exceeded each child’s request.

In Oklahoma City, firm employees sponsored a family as part of Positive Tomorrows’ annual Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program. More than 40 gifts from their “wish list” – including gift cards for the parents – were purchased, wrapped and delivered to the Oklahoma City family, which is now living in temporary housing after having been assisted by Positive Tomorrows.

The firmwide effort was coordinated by Betsy Lattimer and Pam Mappin in Tulsa and by Virginia Fulton, Sharon Selby and Judy Webb in Oklahoma City.