Plano Associates Collect Donations for Christmas Cops

November 18, 2022

Christmas came early this year! Carrington’s Plano office collected $3,500 in cash donations and new clothing on behalf of the Plano Police Department as part of the annual Christmas Cops program. Contributions were received from Vylla Title, Investor Relations, Customer Collections and the Bankruptcy team. The Vylla Title team (shown above, from left to right: Lisa Kyles, Director, Disbursements; Melissa Frank, Specialist, Disbursement; and LaTonya Lewis, Specialist, Disbursement) presented the Plano Police Department with a $2,800 contribution at Carrington’s Plano office on Monday, November 7. 

Through Christmas Cops, started in 1984, the Plano Police collect and distribute food, toys and clothing to families in need throughout the community. Each of the families selected for the program are referred by a Plano Police employee who has met the family through their police duties, and who understands their specific needs. Since 2016, Carrington Associates have graciously contributed to this program and have adopted numerous families to support. 

“Our contributions always exceed what Christmas Cops expect,” says Glenda Shelby, Employee Relations Manager for CMH in Plano. “We’ve adopted many families, because we care about the community we serve. I’m amazed at what our Associates do.”

In previous years, Associates have adopted a special needs family, furnished two bedrooms for a family whose house burned and once collected so many bicycles, toys and clothes that the Christmas Cops had to bring in two trucks just to haul it all away. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This year, Associates opted to go with cash donations, since there isn’t much traffic in the office where people usually drop off their gifts. Also, the Christmas Cops have special relationships with these families, so they know what they need and can purchase these items on their behalf.

“The Investor Relations team is a 100 percent remote, and they coordinated and purchased clothing items for the families in need,” says Glenda. “In addition to the cash donations, they did an outstanding job of buying coats, gloves, beanies and personal items for these families. Our generosity really makes a difference for these families at Christmas.”

Want to help join in the holiday festivities? Visit the Christmas Cops website to learn how you can make a donation and get involved with the program.