INDEPENDENCE, KY – In the spirit of the giving season, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) announced that several CCAI chapters held events to benefit charitable organizations in their local areas. This year, chapters that participated include Alabama, Central States, Southern California, Twin Cities and Wisconsin. They collected toys and cash donations to spread holiday cheer to those in need. 

Among the chapters, nearly 2,000 toys and $2,800 were collected and distributed to Toys for Tots, Kids 2 Kids, Angel Tree Program and The Battle Within. Each chapter organized a special event to bring association members together to celebrate the season and support the organizations’ programs. Executive Director of CCAI Anne Goyer remarked, “Each year I am amazed by the generosity of our members. The number of toys and donations continues to increase year after year. We truly have a caring and giving CCAI community.”

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