Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Arrow Exterminators Celebrates 17th Year Sponsoring Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Holiday Parade

For 17 years Arrow team members and their families have been entertaining spectators in downtown Atlanta by sponsoring and participating in the annual Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta® (CHOA) Holiday Parade. This year over 100 team members braved the wet weather to walk in the parade and expertly maneuver two-story character balloons, the Three Blind Mice, down the one mile route. “The parade has become a holiday tradition for us at Arrow, some of whose own lives have been touched by the valuable services provided by Children’s and we are so thankful for the opportunity to be affiliated with such a worthwhile event,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, president and chief executive officer.

Family owned and operated since 1964, Arrow Exterminators is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and is staying true to its commitment to family and the community. The company has issued a “50 for 50 Challenge” that encourages all 1,400 team members to donate 50 hours of community service throughout the anniversary year to generate more than 50,000 hours of community service. “Participating in the CHOA Holiday Parade is what the “50 for 50 Challenge” is all about and I can’t think of a better way to kick of the holidays than with a memorable experience that raises funds to support the healthcare needs of children in our community,” commented Kendrick.

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta® holiday parade, the largest parade in the southeast, raises money for pediatric hospitals including Scottish Rite, Egleston and Hughes-Spalding. The proceeds from this year’s event will exceed $100,000 and help fund programs and equipment to serve the patients and families of CHOA.