The Season of Giving
- January 18, 2012
In 2011 charitable giving continued to be a priority at Clark Metal Products. In addition to our 12 monthly charities, Clark Metal made donations to 36 local and national charities during the year. Employees raise money each month through raffles, charity lunches, and weekly $5 donations to wear jeans on Thursdays. The company matches the dollar amount raised by the employees, and that amount is donated to the charity of the month.
November 2011 was dedicated to the Indiana County Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is part of the Indiana County Community Action Program and assists people in the area struggling to keep their dinner tables full during tough economic times. Through various fundraising, a check for $743.42 was given to the Food Pantry in November.
In December, our monthly charity was the Aging Services of Indiana County. For several years in a row, Clark Metal Products has helped make Christmas a little brighter for the less fortunate and often home-bound elderly in our area. With the help of the Aging Service’s Meals on Wheels program, we set up an Angel Tree from which our employees could chose a tag with a gift request on it. Gifts were turned in by employees, wrapped and delivered by Santa and an Elf. Through the generosity of Clark employees, over 30 recipients received bags full of gifts this holiday. A check was also giving to Aging Services in the amount of $1,845.50.
Our January 2012 charity of the month is Four Footed Friends; a no-kill shelter located in Indiana, PA. Four Footed Friends has a wonderful facility and does a lot of good work for homeless pets in the area.
We look forward to a new year of giving back in 2012!