Xcel Mechanical Will Deliver the Goods to Kids
GARDENA, CA – Xcel Mechanical Systems employees will soon deliver some appreciated holiday cheer at a local children’s hospital in the form of dozens of unwrapped gifts and toys – items donated by employees during the company’s annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Project administrator Lisa Omel said that what makes Xcel Mechanical’s toy drive unique is that so many of the gifts are donated by members of the company’s shop and field teams.
“These are guys who work hard out there, and sometimes far away from the office. And yet they make it a point to come by and drop off a gift for these kids. It makes it even more special,” she said.
Mrs. Omel researched local charities for this year’s Toy Drive and selected the award-winning “Child Life Program” at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. “Child Life” specialists there plan individualized and group programs to help children of all ages adjust to their hospital stay so that it is a more positive healing experience.
An important element of the program includes maintaining five themed playrooms located in different parts of the hospital, each with its own inventory of toys, books and games.
Xcel Mechanical President Kevin Michel said community programs like this are a double-win. “We’re proud of our employees, and it’s great to see their initiative and community spirit hard at work,” he said.
“And while there are more worthwhile causes than we could possibly support, we strive to be a good neighbor and help where we can. And how better than to bring joy to some deserving kids during the holidays.”
About the Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital
Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach provides specialized pediatric care for children and young adults, with conditions ranging from common to complex — as well as maternity care for expectant mothers — all under one roof. Only five percent of all hospitals are children’s hospitals, making them unique not only to children’s health care needs in the community, but across the region. Miller Children’s is one of only eight free-standing children’s hospitals in California. For more information, please visit: http://www.millerchildrenshospitallb.org
About Xcel Mechanical Systems, Inc.
Xcel Mechanical Systems designs, builds and services commercial and industrial HVAC, Plumbing and Process Piping systems for clients across the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. Our cost-effective solutions make buildings more comfortable, energy efficient, and easier to manage. Our resume includes large-scale implementations across the Aerospace, Commercial, Data Center, Education, Entertainment, Government, and Healthcare sectors. For more information, please visit: www.xcelmech.com