Two of InterConnect’s owners, Marc Piloian and Clare McGarrey, welcome Como Community Center kids and volunteers and happily present them toys from InterConnect’s annual Christmas Toy Drive. InterConnect has been doing a toy drive for Como Community Center for 4 years. They put boxes in all four buildings for ALL employees to have a chance to donate. Como Community Center is just 2 Miles from InterConnect Wiring, which puts them in InterConnect’s immediate community.
The Como Neighborhood Center was built in 1970, and is located on Horne Street near West Vickery Boulevard. Its after-school program has been in existence for 17 years, and between 140 and 175 students participate annually. Additionally, Como is the only community center in Fort Worth that has a track and field team, as well as pee wee football and cheerleading leagues.
Among the many other programs it offers, the Como Center hosts a Kids’ Cafe evening meal program and a Mobile Pantry initiative, which is done in collaboration with Tarrant Area Food Bank. It is also a Community Action Partners site that provides assistance to low-income individuals.