Transportation Corridor Agencies Employees Fulfill Holiday Wish Lists for Families in Need at Orange County’s Thomas House Shelter

The Agencies that operate The Toll Roads continue annual tradition for the 25th year

(from left): TCA CEO Samuel Johnson; SJHTCA Chair Patricia Kelley and F/ETCA Chair Peggy Huang.

For the 25th consecutive year, the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) staff supported families in need at the Thomas House Family Shelter in Orange County.

Thomas House Family Shelter is a non-profit transitional family housing shelter that provides resources necessary for homeless families with children to remain together, while empowering them to become independent and self-sufficient.

“The most rewarding holiday tradition for TCA staff is joining together to fulfill the wish lists of Thomas House families,” said TCA Deputy CEO Valarie McFall. “On their own time and with their own money, staff are dedicated to making the holidays as joyous as possible, especially for those in need as they get back on their feet.”

The Toll Roads staff fulfilled 67 “wish lists” for Thomas House residents including infants, children, teenagers and their parents in dire need of the most basic necessities. The lists included socks, shoe, sweaters, warm jackets, toiletries, school supplies, art supplies, books and toys.

The gifts were delivered to Thomas House on December 15. TCA’s efforts were led by TCA’s Director of Design and Construction Juliet Su.

TCA CEO Samuel Johnson and staff

“TCA has been committed to supporting the Thomas House Family Shelter for 25 years … that is extraordinary,” Su said. “It is incredible to see the outpouring of generosity from so many of my colleagues in the form of donations and their personal time. We recognize the important work being done by Thomas House to help these families move forward and thrive, and we at TCA are grateful to play a part.”

To learn more about how you can support the Thomas House Family Shelter, visit

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