PONTIAC – Employees at family owned distribution company Hubert Distributors are banding together this week and supporting a program to bring some holiday joy to Oakland County kids in need.
Hubert Distributors will participate in the Children’s Holiday Wish Program spearheaded by the Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club. Hubert employees’ commitment to support a local charity during the Christmas season has resulted in a partnership in support of the Optimist Club.
“Our employees at Hubert Distributors are pleased to support a program that brings some cheer to kids in need who live right in the communities we serve,” said Tom Vella, president of Hubert Distributors. “This community has done so much to support our company and our employees for generations, and we are happy we can participate in the Children’s Holiday Wish Program. Our company has been in this community for generations, and we’re happy we can give back for a good cause.
” Started in 1989, the Optimist Club’s Holiday Wish Program provides gifts to disadvantaged and at-risk children. This year, the club hopes to reach a goal of distributing 3,000 presents to kids in Oakland County communities such as Pontiac, Troy, Royal Oak, Waterford, Auburn Hills, Ferndale, Farmington, Walled Lake, Berkley, Lake Orion, West Bloomfield and Clawson.
“The Optimist Club of Bloomfield Hills is appreciative of Hubert Distributors and its employees for stepping up and helping us deliver presents to children in need,” said Brian MacKenzie of the Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club. “Hubert and its employees have truly opened their hearts to the community. Local businesses like Hubert and their employees are the backbone of our community and we’re truly grateful to have these businesses as our neighbors.
” Hubert Distributors is a beer distributorship that serves retailers, restaurants, taverns and stores across Oakland County. It employs more than 100 people and has been headquartered in Pontiac for decades.
(PICTURED: Volunteers help load toys donated by Hubert Distributors and their employees for the Children’s Holiday Wish Program spearheaded by the Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club on Friday. This week, Hubert and others will distribute toys to children in need.)