At Paxton we enjoy supporting causes that our employees feel strongly about, and Operation Gratitude is but one of those. The concept for this donation drive came from one of Paxton’s International Coordinators, Heather Padilla. Heather saw an opportunity to show support to our American service members serving in Afghanistan. Paxton team members and their families wrote letters to service men and women and collected much needed supplies for care-packages to bring a little holiday cheer to those serving our nation away from home this holiday season.
Paxton chose to ship to a unit in Afghanistan because Paxton International has strong ties to the region. Paxton has been working there for over ten years and currently operates three offices in Herat, Kabul, and Mazar-e Sharif. In fact, three Afghan staff members based in Paxton’s Kabul office recently earned their 10 year service pins.
In the end Paxton collected donations and letters of gratitude and shipped them to a Forward Operating Base (FOB) Lightning unit in Afghanistan. Operation Gratitude allowed Paxton to support one of its own corporate missions of giving back both at home and abroad. We wish Happy Holidays to everyone both in our backyard and around the globe.