Operation Good Cheer returns to Pentastar PTK
Posted on Dec 06, 2012
Last weekend, Pentastar Aviation KPTK looked more like Santa’s Workshop than an FBO. Hangar 2 was filled with more than 200 volunteers and 13,521 gifts for 4,507 children across Michigan. Semi-trucks and aircraft, manned by volunteer drivers and pilots, stood by on the ramp, waiting to be loaded with thousands of wrapped gifts. Operation Good Cheer was back!
Operation Good Cheer, sponsored by Child & Family Services of Michigan, is in it’s 41st year of spreading holiday cheer across the state. Every year, thousands of children in state care receive Christmas gifts through Operation Good Cheer. The gifts are sorted at Pentastar before being distributed to agencies all over Michigan via plane and truck on the first Saturday in December.
Every year, Pentastar hosts the collection, sorting and distribution of gifts for Operation Good Cheer, welcoming hundreds of volunteers to the facility and serving a complimentary dinner on Friday night. Pentastar’s employees also sponsored 50 children this year, purchasing more than 150 gifts collectively.
Pentastar is proud to serve the local community in Southeast Michigan through support of events like Operation Good Cheer, aviation education programming, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes and more.