NOEL Insurance decided to take our “Casual Friday” jean donations from NOEL employees and donate to our local Operation Sparky Claus. The community of Ottumwa is probably much smaller than some cities and towns but there is always a need to help those less fortunate than ourselves. We picked the Ottumwa Fire Department’s Sparky Claus toy fundraiser as Christmas is a time for giving and who better to give to then children. There is nothing better than to see a child’s glowing face on Christmas morning and realize that someone, that we at NOEL Insurance, has made that child’s day! We took our donated dollars and were able to purchase a cart full of toys for Sparky to distribute. The Ottumwa Operation Sparky Claus has helped out other charities as well. They have helped the Salvation Army, SIEDA, Women’s Crisis Center and the Working Man’s Christmas and the Ottumwa Food Bank. We at NOEL Insurance hope that this is a tradition that we will continue for many more years to come.