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The Good Stuff, Vol. 29

The Good Stuff, Vol. 29

Welcome to “The Good Stuff”, where we highlight positive news and ways that employees of NAED-member companies go above and beyond to give back to their communities! If you have some “Good Stuff” that you would like to share with tED magazine, find out how below.

In this issue, we look at AD as its associates “gave back” to the non-profit organization, Cradles to Crayons:

WAYNE, Pa. – AD associates participated in a giving back event on March 17 by supporting Cradles to Crayons, a Philadelphia-area nonprofit organization providing children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive. AD’s volunteer efforts, monetary donations, and children’s item collection will support approximately 3,200 children in the Philadelphia region.

Around 100 AD associates volunteered at The Giving Factory, Cradles to Crayons’ warehouse at their Philadelphia location, to inspect and organize donations of clothing that will be distributed to local children in need. This process ensures that the clothing items children will receive are high quality and supportive of their needs.

During the event, AD’s Giving Back Committee, which organizes AD’s giving back events and fundraising activities, presented Cradles to Crayons with a check for $23,302, AD associates’ largest donation in company history.

AD’s donations for giving back events are entirely associate-funded and were obtained through several successful fundraisers. AD also collected new and gently used items at AD Wayne, donating children’s clothing, diapers, baby hygiene products, books, socks, underwear, and pajamas.

Jeffrey Beall, President of AD’s PHCP Business Unit and executive sponsor of the Giving Back Committee, addressed AD associates during the event and emphasized their generous support.

“It’s always amazing to see what the AD team can accomplish when we come together for a great cause,” said Beall. “Our Giving Back Committee goes above and beyond by organizing these volunteer experiences and encouraging our associates to get involved with difference-making organizations like Cradles to Crayons. The fundraising challenges and day of giving engaged the AD community across multiple countries, and we know our efforts will have a positive impact for local children.”

Bill Weisberg, AD’s Chairman and CEO, highlighted the company’s commitment to the community.

“Giving back aligns with our core value of serving others, a value that connects to everything we do at AD,” said Weisberg. “Our associates are committed to supporting not only our local communities, but also the communities we share with members and partners. I am proud of our team for their generous contributions, and I look forward to our next volunteer initiatives.”

About Cradles to Crayons
Cradles to Crayons launched in Boston in 2002 and currently has operations in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The nonprofit provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities. Cradles to Crayons collects new and high-quality used children’s goods and engages thousands of youth and adults in volunteer activities each year on behalf of local children in need.

 

Find more “Good Stuff” articles here on tEDmag.com

tED wants to know about your “Good Stuff”.  If you work with someone who is helping other people, or a group of co-workers that’s creating better outcomes, we want to know about it.

Please send your “Good Stuff” to Editorial & Web Assistant, Marie Jakle at mjakle@naed.org and Online Editor, Nicky Herron at nherron@naed.org. Send us details, names, and photos if you have them.

 

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