Electrical contractors gave back to the Phoenix community in a big way during NECA Now 2019.
During the executive leadership conference, held on April 1-4, NECA organized a silent auction to raise money for Madison Park Middle School in central Phoenix. Approximately 80 percent of the student body is a member of a low-income family and relies on the school for daily supplies, field trips and extracurricular activities.
“The donations we received will help make it possible for students to get much-needed supplies and activities,” NECA Executive Director of Convention/Exposition Beth Ellis said. “NECA is proud to be a part of this effort.
Throughout their stay, NECA Now 2019 attendees made bids on a variety of items (signed sports and entertainment memorabilia, trips, art, jewelry and more), and they could keep tabs on their bids on the NECA Events app.
In the end, NECA took in nearly $8,000 for the school.
Ellis said NECA provided school supplies that were stuffed in 537 bags with special notes for the school’s students. NECA Now 2019 attendees helped with the project during interactive breaks. Twenty-one teachers also received staple items that they can use in the classroom.
“Phoenix was a fantastic host city for NECA Now 2019,” Ellis said. “Doing something for the Madison Park Middle School community and their well-deserving students while we were in Phoenix was very important. Thank you to everyone who participated in the auction.”