CHRISTMAS ELVES NEEDED TO BRIGHTEN THE HOLIDAY SEASON FOR OTHERS
JOPLIN, MO - November 16, 2012 - Since 1987 employees and customers of The Empire District Electric Company have provided holiday cheer to their elderly neighbors who are alone through the Christmas Elves program. Over the years, tens of thousands of gifts have been distributed to
elderly customers who live alone. This year is no different as over 200 elderly friends and neighbors will rely upon a generous Christmas Elf to deliver a little ho-ho-ho into their holiday.
To become a Christmas Elf, simply visit the Joplin or Neosho Empire office beginning Monday, November 19, select the name and wish list of an elderly neighbor, fill all or part of their list, and return the wrapped gifts to the location where you selected the name by Wednesday, December 5. The gifts will be delivered to recipients before Christmas.
Wish lists are often quite simple and include items such as gloves, socks and slippers, blankets, stationery and stamps, pet food and supplies, and non-perishable food items. Elves are asked to limit the size and weight of boxes - large or heavy boxes can be difficult for both volunteers and recipients to handle.
Based in Joplin, Missouri, The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE: EDE) is an investor-owned, regulated utility providing electric, natural gas (through its wholly owned subsidiary The Empire District Gas Company), and water service, with approximately 215,000 customers in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. A subsidiary of the company provides fiber optic services. For more information regarding Empire, visit www.empiredistrict.com.
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