PROVO, Utah, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Why would an organization turn a 10,000 square foot gym into the North Pole? In an effort to give back of course. This holiday season Alterra Pest Control set out to provide a Sub-for-Santa for special needs families selected by the United Angels Foundation (UAF). The vision…turn Alterra's corporate gym into a place where families could visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, and college athletes while enjoying a wide variety of activities and great food.
The event title, "Zuzu and Santa's North Pole Adventure," was named after the daughter of an Alterra employee. Zuzu is a ten month old girl with Down Syndrome who recently underwent two major heart surgeries. "As a father, I can't imagine what kind of stress that would put on a family. UAF has connections with hundreds of special needs families in similar positions. Our purpose as a company was to provide Christmas for families with these types of extreme circumstances. We are thrilled to have raised thousands of dollars for such a needed cause during the Holiday season." – David Royce, CEO.
Alterra went to great lengths in an effort to create an authentic North Pole setting which included 800 feet of Christmas lights and 30 decorated Christmas trees, accompanied by an abundance of wreaths, garlands, wrapped presents, ceiling ornaments, oversized candy canes, artificial snow, and more.
Alterra's Chief Customer Officer (CCO), Derrick Royce stated, "The event was a huge success with thousands of donations and hundreds of families in attendance. I mean, what kids wouldn't enjoy a Tug-a-war match with Santa and his elves, a hot cocoa "tea party" with Mrs. Claus, Bop-the-Elf, oversized bowling with inflatable nutcrackers, face painting, balloon artists, bouncy houses, and so much more!"
Alterra provides environmentally responsible residential and commercial pest control services to more than 550 cities nationwide (in 16 major markets). Alterra is accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and was recently ranked in the top 100 companies by PCT Magazine as the fastest growing pest control service in North America. Alterra is also a proud partner of the United Nation's Foundation "Nothing But Nets" which helps prevent the spread of Malaria transmitted by mosquito bites. Alterra donates a portion of company profits annually to "Nothing But Nets," providing insecticide-treated bed nets to help save the lives of millions in underdeveloped countries around the world.
Media Contact: Derrick Royce, Alterra, Inc., 801-418-9087, firstname.lastname@example.org
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