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MicroTek Participates In Letters To Santa Program

CHICAGO, IL (December, 2013) – MicroTek, a leader in the delivery of training room rentals and customized training solutions, will make many holiday wishes come true this holiday season by participating in the post office’s “Letters to Santa” program. The company is incorporating the activity into their holiday party, which will be held on Friday, December 13th.

MicroTek CEO, Don Slivensky, has taken part in the program over the past several years. “It’s heartbreaking to read the letters. When most children are asking for video games for Christmas, these kids are asking for clothes and shoes. It makes you realize how fortunate you are,” said Slivensky.

To try and reach even more families, he decided to invite his employees to share in the experience with him. The holiday planning committee helped get everyone onboard, and since the announcement, 100 percent of corporate employees have signed-up to participate. “I am thrilled that we are going to be able to help so many more families this year and can’t thank my employees enough for their generosity,” said Slivensky.  

On Thursday, December 5th, employees selected their children from a pile of letters that had been selected the day before. Everyone received $100 and will have a half day off to go buy gifts. During the holiday party, the MicroTek “elves” will wrap and ship their gifts to over 40 needy families.

“Even though we won’t have as many frills this year, I know that this is going to be the greatest holiday party we have ever had!” said Slivensky. “I truly hope that by sharing our story, other companies will be inspired to incorporate charity events into their holiday events.”

The United States Postal Service officially started the “Letters to Santa” program in 1912 when Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized postal employees and citizens to respond to letters that were addressed to Santa Claus. Since then, members of the public, charitable organizations and corporations have helped send millions of gifts to underprivileged families.

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 About MicroTek

Since 1991, MicroTek has been committed to the customized delivery of high-quality and affordable training rollout and meeting planning solutions. As the industry's leading single-source facilities and logistics provider, we have helped train more than one million students in over 800 locations. By owning and operating 12 facilities throughout North America and having access to a network of 3,000 sites worldwide, we have the resources to host over 35,000 classroom days per year. With strategic partnerships in every sect of the training industry, MicroTek can also offer a variety of advanced services including courseware management, remote user access and on-site technology assistance. Our mission is to help clients orchestrate and successfully execute any sized training event, anywhere in the world. For additional information about MicroTek, please visit our website at or contact a member of our team at 630.719.0211.

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