PIMMEX Contracting donates to annual Toy Drive

Velia Moncada

Gila River Indian News


Gila River Indian Community member and Pimmex Contracting President, Carlos Muñoz, District 5, donated $7,000 to Tribal Social Services (TSS) for their Christmas Toy Drive.


“It’s something we don’t budget for and we totally rely on donations,” said Director of TSS, Kelly Vickery, “It’s sometimes the only gifts the children will receive, so we really try to make it as special as we can.”


Pimmex was contacted by TSS for sponsorship as the program relies on donations to purchase toysand gifts for over 900 children in the Community, which is also part of Pimmex’s goal to make a difference and serve Native Communities in the state.


These sponsorships are important for families in providing toys, clothes, food and entertainment during the holiday season.


Muñoz has a history of assisting families during the holidays and is known for his generosity throughout the Community.


“My background before I started the company was with youth for the town of Queen Creek, it was a youth and teen center that I was a big part of so anything with [helping] the youth sparks my interests.”  said Muñoz who didn’t think twice to help with the donation.


The proceeds from his donation came from all the revenue Pimmex Contracting makes every year; allotting funds to give back to the Community. Muñoz’s team has contributed to four other GRIC departments throughout the holiday season, distributing new shoes to the youth, donating blankets to the elders, and hiring a Santa Claus to visit the Head start school programs throughout the districts.


Other sponsorships for the TSS Toy Drive included Gila River Resorts & Casinos, the District 3 Service Center and Elder Program, Gila River Health Care and other programs throughout the Community assisting TSS in spreading generosity and holiday cheer for the youth and adults.