For the third year in a row, Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats of Fort Myers, Fla., has made Christmas a little better for children in need through the Salvation Army’s Tree Angel gift collection and delivery program. The Nor-Tech team, which included staff members, dealers and customers, collected 30 gifts that will be distributed to children in the Fort Myers area community.
“Every child should experience Christmas,” said Henrik Margård, the high-performance center console, V-bottom sportboat and catamaran company. “The whole Nor-Tech family joined in and went shipping for all the gifts.
“This was our third year participating and it warms our hearts to know that more kids will get a visit from ‘Santa,'” he added.
To help share the spirit of giving with its industry peers, Nor-Tech reached out to several high-performance powerboat builders. Southern California-based DCB Performance Boats and Florida’s Mystic Powerboats answered the call with toy collections of their own. Jeff Johnston, the president of DCB, said the company donated $500 in presents to its local Salvation Army Angel Tree program, while Mystic’s toy-collection effort is ongoing.
“We are gathering presents now,” said John Cosker, the owner and founder of Mystic. “We had Toys Tour last weekend, so we took a load of toys up there. We’re have our company Christmas party next week so we will have all our presents for the Angel Tree program then.”
For Nor-Tech, the toy drive was the final effort in its 30th anniversary “year of giving.” Every month this year, the company has backed/supported a local charity or produced a philanthropic effort of its own for the Southwest Florida community.
Said Margård of the company’s most recent charitable effort, “It is such a rewarding exercise and giving back is crucial to the survival of these organizations.”
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