When people come together to support an important cause, amazing things happen. We launched our Giving Back, Giving Together community involvement initiative in March 2015. With a remarkable display of teamwork from our employees, customers, clients, friends and neighbors, we raised $50,750.99 over the course of the year!
We hosted themed food drives called “Pack the Protein” and “Stuff a Lunch,” during which we collected 6,583 food items. Our employees volunteered 111 times throughout the year at local food banks. Our employees gave generously from their own pockets during Jeans Days, held the last Friday of each month. Our customers helped with donations of their own and there was even a dunk tank fundraiser in August! We certainly had some fun, all while making substantial impact to local dinner tables around our community. Thanks to everyone who helped us along the way.
And there is no stopping us now! Giving Back, Giving Together continues into 2016 and this year we will support over 50 volunteer emergency services organizations throughout PA and NY.
At some point in our lives, we will all rely upon our communities volunteer emergency services. By getting involved with our initiative, you can help make a difference and provide funding for these organizations to afford the equipment and training that they require to keep us all safe. Accept the challenge and support your community! Here are just a few of the ways that you can participate:
- Share & Like our posts on facebook – for every “like” or “share” on a post associated with Giving Back, Giving Together, C&N will donate $1 to The Pennsylvania Emergency Services Institute
- On-location events – visit your local branch to participate in fun events and fundraisers during these weeks:
- Monetary donations are accepted at any location during business hours
- Spread the word