Mosaic conducts a toy drive in December at their home office, located in Irving, Texas. Departments compete against each other to see which one will donate the most toys, making it even more fun to give. Last year Mosaic was the largest donor with over 300 toys given to the Irving Police & Fire Blue Christmas Charity.
The police officers told Mosaic last year that many teens get forgotten as most toys donated are for younger children; so the firemen and officers pool their own money to purchase gifts for the teens and to buy additional presents, as there aren’t enough donations to meet all the needs. Despite their generous efforts, many families are turned away every year. When Mosaic heard this, they decided to step up their efforts to host a Charity Gala to raise the much needed cash for the charity.
This year the Blue Christmas Charity Gala couldn’t have come at a better time. With the recent ice storm, the charity’s only fundraiser, a Chili Cook-Off was canceled and the charity began contacting families to let them know the situation. The delight and surprise was apparent on officer Brockett’s face as Brian Kava, President of Mosaic, presented a $15,000 check to the officers and firemen at the gala. Officer Brockett told one Mosaic employee he only expected about $1,000. He appeared to be moved over the outpouring of support from Mosaic. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus for some children who still believe.