Our Annual Family Picnic was held on July 21st and this year we decided to honor our Veterans. We reached out to the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and learned about their desperate need for specific hygiene items. We asked all the employees attending the picnic to bring in one or two items from the list provided by the VA. The response was overwhelming and the collection was a huge success! A table was also set up for children and adults to make cards thanking the men and women for their sacrifices and service. Some of the younger children asked “What is a Veteran?” After hearing the answer they gladly sat down and made the most awesome cards.
Everyone knows that back-to-school preparation begins in August and that getting a new backpack with new school supplies is the best part of going back to school. As we prepared for our own children, we also wanted to do something for those children and families in need of a little extra help. We teamed up with the Keystone Mission and sponsored 24 children by providing them with a new back pack containing all the supplies they would need to start their school year out right. The company purchased the backpacks and the employees purchased the supplies to fill them. These children have plenty of obstacles to face and we all agreed that a new backpack with supplies shouldn’t be one of them. We hope they all had a great first day of school!