FAIRFIELD COUNTY — In the spirit of giving and gratitude, Element Electronics has decided to do something special as an Element family for the 2015 holiday season.
Element Electronics, the only assembled-in-USA TV brand, announced and launched its MOGO initiative on Sept. 29. MOGO — Make one, Give one — is built on the belief that is it better to give than to receive.
The MOGO concept empowers Element staff who assemble Element TVs to give a TV to someone they believe is deserving.
Element asked its employees to consider people in their community and in their life that make a difference, going above and beyond for their family, community or country.
An Element Electronics MOGO gifting event occurred at The Farm at Ridgeway during the MOGO kickoff event on Sept. 29. Element employees invited the recipients to the exclusive ceremony where each Element employee introduced their chosen winner and presented the Element TV.
The MOGO initiative is being chronicled in a documentary that will be shared online.
“Winnsboro is a proud place, and we are excited to share Element’s momentum with our close-knit community,” said Carl Kennedy, president of Element Factory. “The MOGO idea (Make one, Give one) is empowering to each of the people who assemble Element TVs to give with gratitude. It’s a concept we are proud to be a part of this holiday season.”
Tamitra Davis gave back to The Good Samaritan House.
“Just being able to give back to the community I grew up in. I will say that the Good Samaritan House allows those who have gotten down on their luck a place to reside and get back on their feet and I also volunteered there in my teens,” Davis said.
Brian Morris, in presenting to Norda Marquis, cited the couple’s dedication to their children.
“Norda and her husband have worked tirelessly to provide a home for their two children,” Morris said. “A tragic motorcycle left him paralyzed and unable to work outside the home. Her television no longer works and she has been looking for one to purchase for Christmas.”
Joseph Mack, in giving to Palmetto Place Children’s Home, just wanted to help brighten the day for some children.
“I decided to donate to a children’s shelter to help brighten the day of some kids whose days are not so sunny. Sometimes I think being able to go get certain things we take for granted for those who will cherish it,” Mack said. “It will feel good to put a smile on their faces.”
Pam Atchley chose the Autism Academy as the recipient of her MOGO gesture.
“I believe donating to the Autism Academy of South Carolina will give opportunities to many special needs people. Giving them the ability to watch and learn and maintain a routine which is so important in their daily lives,” she said.
Esther Humpries chose Debra Reynalds, who has taught Humpries some deep lessons.
“Debra is a six-year Stage 3 lung cancer survivor that has never let sickness get in the way of her helping others,” Humpries said. “She has taught me to never give up on anything in life.”
Richard Wolford honored his former teacher with his MOGO moment.
“I could not have made it through college without my former teacher, Mr. Glenn Seale,” Wolford said. “He gave me the tools to have a good career. If I needed someone to talk to he was always there. He wants all of his students to be the best they can be.”
Headquartered in Winnsboro, Element Electronics is the only assembled-in-USA TV brand. The focus of Element is to deliver convenience to its consumers for the entire life cycle of its products. Element televisions are available at Wal-Mart, Target, Costco and Meijer. Visit elementelectronics.com for more information on the MOGO campaign or on Element Electronics.