Raytheon Prepares Kids for Great School Experience

Jul 31, 2009  |     |   General

Raytheon is an outstanding community business partner of Open Door Mission. This is the third year they have supported the Back to School Bash. Last year, Raytheon donated an extremely large amount of school supplies. This year, our dedicated partner has supplied brand new outfits and shoes that will be given to Lydia House and Summer Bible Day Camp children from the community. Otherwise, these families would not be able to purchase new clothes for school. Imagine the smiling faces as these children walk into school on that first day, proudly wearing new outfits and shoes, thanks to Raytheon.

Deb Veldhuis, Communications Partner for Raytheon’s Omaha site, said she had been a little concerned that Raytheon’s predominately male staff of engineers would not be enthusiastic about shopping, but they proved her wrong. Some of the guys even went to Kohl’s as a group and picked out some well coordinated outfits! Deb also said she was very impressed at the brand new pairs of shoes that were donated, as shoes are not cheap these days!

I also enjoyed seeing Steve Willoughby, the Omaha Site Executive for Raytheon (pictured above), who was very proud of what his staff has done for Open Door Mission.

Would you like to follow Raytheon’s lead and help children in Omaha have more to be excited about as school approaches? Please call, or email, Maggie at 402-422-1111, ext 1554 today!

Darren Timberlake

Community Relations Coordinator