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ICTC Brings Awareness and Support to Operation HeartF.E.L.T.

May 23, 2017

Founded in 1988, ICTC USA is located in Brooksville, Hernando Co., Florida. ICTC is a Full-Service Contract Manufacturer of custom wire harnesses, cable assemblies, printed circuit board assemblies and electronic box builds. Alongside its expansive success operating throughout 13 different countries, ICTC has a passion for maintaining close ties within the community. Every year ICTC invests both time and resources in a non-profit in Hernando County. ICTC’s latest community involvement is with a non-profit called Operation HeartF.E.L.T. (Feeding Empty Little Tummies) .

Operation HeartF.E.L.T. is a non-profit organization based out of Hernando County whose mission is to provide nutritious meals to students and their siblings on weekends, holidays and extended school break periods. Operation Heart F.E.L.T believes that every child deserves good nutrition, which in turn plays a large role in physical, emotional and intellectual development.

Operation HeartF.E.L.T. partners with school counselors to find children and their families who are in need of assistance. The organization works with 13 out of the 25 schools in Hernando County with children ranging from elementary school to high school. Operation HeartF.E.L.T. discreetly and anonymously fills backpacks weekly with food for the children and their families in need.

Through Nancy Wenrich, the Quoting Manager at ICTC, President Sareet Majumdar, learned about Operation HeartF.E.L.T. and the ways in which it benefits the community. Nancy shares,

“Once I learned that Operation Heartfelt was starting a new food campaign, ‘20,000 hearts’ to get more business and community involvement, I spoke to our President and CFO to see if this is something ICTC could join.”

This month, Sareet began a company-wide competition with the goal of collecting 500 items by May 31 to donate to Operation Hearth F.E.L.T. As a gesture of appreciation onto ICTC employees, Sareet will take the whole company to a Tampa Bay Rays game. The 500 items can include: ramen noodles, tuna, mac ‘n cheese, peanut butter, jelly, fruit cups, and much more. ICTC has already hit 40% of the goal within the first two weeks of May. On top of this food drive, ICTC will also be donating 1,000 high-quality backpacks.

“Operation HeartF.E.L.T. was still in its early stages when I first heard about it, and I was instantly impressed with it’s mission and the simplicity and uncomplicated approach that was being taken. Since that time, we are always amazed and enheartened to see the outpouring from our community, monetary donations, food donations, incredible volunteers, and an extremely caring and active business community.    

One of our biggest supporters is ICTC, whose President, Sareet, has been supportive in many ways for several years.   In addition to monetary contributions, ICTC’s employees help pack bags, support and participate in our food drive, and have now committed to provide 1000 new backpacks for the upcoming school year.  These new backpacks have been designed for Operation HeartF.E.L.T., and are sturdy, very nondescript (for privacy purposes), and include custom features that will allow us to serve the children better.  

This is a great example of how we can all come together, pool our hearts and our resources, and make an incredible difference in our world, all on a person-to-person basis, with no government involvement, very little peer pressure for the children, and no invasive demands made on the families.” 

– Rick Garrett, Volunteer and Co-Chair of the Operation HeartF.E.L.T. Board

ICTC is not only committed to continuous improvement for its employees and its manufacturing processes, but also commitment to continuously improving and supporting our greater local community.

For more information, visit ICTC USA. Read more about Operation HeartF.E.L.T. and the ways you or your organization can donate! 

Also, follow ICTC on Twitter or Facebook!

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