Each year EMI CMG, record company home for artists like Toby Mac and Amy Grant, works with a local nonprofit and 'gives away their Christmas.' This past fall, Bill Hearn, president of the company, approached us with a great partnership opportunity for the holidays.
Over a two month period, our community had the opportunity to get to know EMI CMG employees in a variety of roles in the company -- from marketing and music publishing to sales and distribution -- and they got to know Magdalene residents and graduates and learn more about this work.
The EMI Christmas Give Away included:
- A commissioned order to create 1,200 thistle paper custom covers for a EMI CMG Christmas compilation (covers produced in our paper studio).
- A 12 Days of Christmas program where the entire company volunteered with us over 12 different days in November and December - helping us prepare for construction of the Thistle Stop Café, work in the paper studio and various volunteer work.
- Participating in The Great Cotton Harvest where they delivered over 700+ t-shirts for use in our paper and sewing studios.
- A beautiful Christmas luncheon for Magdalene/Thistle Farms and their staff, with music from special guest Amy Grant.
- A gift of $15,890 check to sponsor the 2013 class of 7 new women coming to work at Thistle Farms!