How we give back for the holidays

PEC employees donate, sing, and deliver cheer to make the Hill Country brighter

PEC is more than just an electrical company: It’s a cooperative. That means “concern for community” is a core value that guides our decisions, operations, and everything we do.

But our employees take it to the next level. The love and care PEC employees have for the communities where they live, work, and serve spread holiday joy across our 8,100-square-mile service area.

Burnet County Santa’s Helpers and the TriCounty Toy Run

Clad in helmets and leather, volunteers ride out at the annual TriCounty Toy Run, which featured more than 900 bikers this year.

Liberty Hill-based PEC Account Management Analyst Dawn Rothermel volunteers with two different toy drives each year: the TriCounty Toy Run, which collects toys for children in Bell, Coryell, and Lampasas counties, and Burnet County Santa’s Helpers.

Both toy drives rev into high gear as volunteers mount motorcycles and ride out to deliver the toys. This year, the TriCounty Run collected more than 100 brand-new bicycles, scooters, and skateboards, plus 80 boxes of toys for all ages, and raised more than $13,000 for 20 charities. The event concluded with a free dinner where Rothermel helped prepare chili for 1,300 people in Lampasas.

The Burnet County Santa’s Helpers are still collecting donations.

Leander Police Department Blue Santa program

PEC employees join forces with the Leander Police Department to make Christmas brighter for children in need.

PEC Administrative Assistant Sandra Aldape, PEC Journeyworker John Ramon, and other members of the Cedar Park office lent a hand to the blue Santas of the Leander Police Department. The drive collected 45 new toys and two new bicycles with helmets for area families in need.

Johnson City Meals on Wheels

Festive PEC staff delivered meal baskets with a smile and a song.

Creating and delivering holiday meal baskets for Johnson City Meals on Wheels is a holiday tradition for PEC’s IT department. Staff members raised $1,300 to create basket feasts for Meals on Wheels recipients, then delivered them with holiday cheer and caroling.

Blanco County Sheriff’s Department Brown Santa Toy Drive

PEC staff and other volunteers gift-wrap toys for families in need at the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department.

PEC employees and the Blanco County Sheriff’s Department joined forces for area families in need. For the seventh annual Brown Santa Toy Drive, PEC employees and sheriff’s department staff distributed toys at the Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department. The drive supplied 20 families with new, wrapped toys to ring in the holiday joy for more than 60 children this Christmas morning.

Happy holidays from all of us at PEC! We’re PEC Proud to call you our neighbors.