Posted By Debbie Anderson on December 15, 2011
Like most companies, we are asked quite often to help with various charitable organizations. While it’s very hard to help everyone, we do regularly contribute to the United Way and the American Red Cross through both corporate and individual donations. Recently we have been working through two organizations where our staff can join together to help our military troops in special ways.
Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led nonprofit with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families.
Employee donations of much-needed personal hygiene items, nonperishable food and other requested items are sent to the Soldiers’ Angels warehouse to be distributed to our troops throughout the world. We have also collected gently used musical instruments which provide returning soldiers with music lessons and music therapy to help with their healing and transition process.
More information on Soldiers’ Angels can be found at: http://soldiersangels.org/
Operation Paperback is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania which collects gently used books nationwide and sends them to American troops deployed overseas.
We have an ongoing collection of used books, DVDs, videos and CDs which we ship on a regular basis to our troops overseas. We recently sent 21 boxes of media items to 7 different units. One exceptional donation of approximately 300 CDs from an employee was divided and shipped to the 7 different units! We are hoping that they will arrive in time for Christmas!
More information on Operation Paperback can be found at: http://www.operationpaperback.org/
While there will always be many ways to give back, helping our soldiers has proven to be a very worthwhile and rewarding experience for our employees and company. We hope by posting this, others will join in!