CES Donates $20k to Benefit Children’s Health

DALLAS — City Electric Supply (CES) helped wrap up 2020 by celebrating and giving back to healthcare workers. As one of the corporate sponsors for the fifth annual Reunion Tower Over the Top NYE , CES is proud to announce that it has donated $20,000 to Children’s HealthSM through CES Cares, its social impact program.

Reunion Tower and Hunt Realty Investments, Inc. hosted Reunion Tower Over the Top NYE 2020 with a surprise of its own. For the first time in the event’s history, Children’s Health was the event’s inaugural beneficiary thanks to their supporting programs that promote the health and wellbeing of young Dallas residents. In addition to being this event’s first-ever beneficiary, Children’s Health was also honored by having the annual fireworks celebration recognize healthcare workers who’ve worked tirelessly to care for millions of Americans during the ongoing pandemic.

“We at CES Cares are so grateful to have this opportunity to make a difference in our community. The annual fireworks and light show at Reunion Tower is a beloved Dallas tradition that brings joy to old and young alike,” said CES Cares Social Impact Manager Karen Gray. “We are thrilled that the children and their families in the care of Children’s Health can enjoy this spectacle and benefit from the partnership of so many local organizations.”

The CES corporate office building was one of many in the downtown Dallas area to coordinate its LED lighting to shine BRIGHT for Children’s Health on New Year’s Eve. The 10-minute display kicked off on Dec. 31 at 11:59 CT. It is one of the largest firework celebrations in the U.S., and it featured 4,000 pyrotechnic special effects with the Dallas skyline as the backdrop.

Though the annual fireworks celebration looked a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the recognition of healthcare workers could not have come at a better time. Children’s Health is pleased to be the beneficiary of the 2020 event.

“Children’s Health is honored to be the first beneficiary of the Reunion Tower NYE Foundation,” said Brent Christopher, President of Children’s Medical Center Foundation. “The amazing Reunion Tower Over the Top NYE fireworks show will safely ring in the new year with hope and joy – two values Children’s Health brings to our patients each day as we continue to make life better for children in North Texas.”

And while this past year made in-person volunteering difficult, CES Cares found a way to put a smile on children’s faces this past Christmas. Nine employees split up Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch book and recorded themselves reading a section for the kids at Children’s Health.

“While we couldn’t read to the kids in person this year, we still wanted to find a way to engage with them and help put a smile on their faces on Christmas,” said Gray. “We were thrilled to hear that it was a success.”

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