Cobb is continuing a long-standing program to help team members in need this holiday season. The Cobb Angel Tree program gives team members in the U.S. the opportunity to nominate a colleague who has experienced adverse circumstances this year to receive gifts and a traditional holiday meal bag of groceries.  

“At Cobb, we have an uncompromising commitment to our team members,” said Rex Dickey, corporate chaplain for Cobb. “This program is the Cobb family at its best. Some of our team members may have experienced hardships this year, and we are here to help them this holiday season.” 

A Cobb chaplain in each region of the U.S. organizes the Cobb Angel Tree program every year. Team members nominate a colleague in need to become an angel tree recipient based on an established set of criteria. Many of those who are nominated may be experiencing financial difficulties as the result of a medical issue, a partner losing a job, a natural disaster or another hardship.

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Recipients are anonymous. Once nominated by a team member, the recipient supplies information that helps to identify their need. The angel tag is filled out by the chaplain and placed on the tree for adoption. Team members who adopt the angel then have information they need to shop for necessities and other gift ideas for each recipient. The human resources team and other volunteers distribute the gifts.

Each year, Cobb sponsors an average of 150 angels who are finding it difficult to make ends meet due to an out-of-the-ordinary circumstance.

“At Cobb, it is our value of treating everyone like family, which makes a huge difference in our team members’ lives,” said Dickey.