STRATTEC Security Corporation is a 113-year-old company that makes products such as locks, keys and door handles- things that give people access to vehicles. Now the company's employees want to give babies access to basic necessities.
"Everybody thinks it's a really great idea," says Nicole Baker, a technical coordinator at STRATTEC and member of the company's values and beliefs committee. "This is a group that really kind of rallies around community service."
As the committee planned events for the new year, Baker, an avid and long-time TMJ4 viewer, suggested the TODAY'S TMJ4 Community Baby Shower.
"I remember when it first came out and thinking boy, that is such a great opportunity."
One week into the drive and the company had already collected $1,000 worth of baby items, a testament to the company that values giving back.
"We've got responsibilities to our customers, to our shareholders, to our employees and the community," says STRATTEC President and CEO Frank Krejci, "Because the community gives us a lot."
And that means a lot to employees like Baker.
"It not only helps us all feel like we're doing our part for the community, but I think it helps make STRATTEC a community."
STRATTEC used to be a part of Briggs & Stratton. It is celebrating 25 years of being its own company.
You can participate in the TODAY'S TMJ4 Community Baby Shower. It's Friday, Jan. 24th. Drop off any new baby items like clothes, diapers, toys and wipes at any area Sentry store or the TODAY'S TMJ4 studios.