Its contribution to the Christmas season, Kaiser Development Co. announced in San Diego, is sponsorship of a Yuletide record whose sale profits will go to a shelter for troubled and runaway teenagers.
The 45-rpm record is "On Christmas Day," written and sung to the 12-string guitar by Mark Putnam, a senior account executive with the Gail Stoorza Co., a San Diego public relations firm with many real estate-related accounts on its clients list. The producer is Michael Krewitsky, a studio musician and proprietor of Musicians Repair Service, who also played all keyboard, synthesizer and backup instrumental parts.
The shelter is The Bridge, a San Diego Youth and Community Services organization that provides refuge to abandoned, runaway, abused and troubled youths aged 12 to 17. An average of 140 youths a year are helped, staying at The Bridge an average of 10 days until they can be placed in foster homes or with relatives.
"The holidays are a time of rejoicing, a time for giving and a time for all people to share in the true spirit of Christmas," according to Jim Van de Water, vice president of the Industrial/Commercial Southwest Division for Kaiser. "In this spirit, we are proud to have sponsored the recording of 'On Christmas Day,' which will raise funds for a very worthwhile cause."