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Kaiser Aluminum employees buy Christmas toys for children in need

Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 6:55 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2021 at 5:30 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Employees at Kaiser Aluminum in Newburgh kept up an annual holiday tradition.

These workers went to the Target on Evansville’s east side to spend $3,000 on toys to give to Toytown and the Toys for Tots program. Target also chipped in another $500.

Officials with the Salvation Army say all the toys they bought will stay locally, and should go a long way in making sure local kids have a Merry Christmas.

“And it’s just tons of fun to let people loose to buy what they want for kids in need,” Kaiser Aluminum Warrick Communications Leader Kari Fluegel said. “The spirit is always great and the energy is always great, so it’s a fun thing to do.”

The tradition started 14 years ago when the aluminum facility was owned by Alcoa, and when Kaiser bought it a few years ago, they decided to keep the tradition alive.

More than 3,000 children will benefit from these efforts.

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