United Pushes Forward with Social Responsibility Initiatives
Our 2014 Toys For Tots drive was a huge success. Once again, United's employee-owners showed their heartfelt generosity by supplying a great selection of toys to be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. The kindness of United's employee-owners always shines when it comes time to help brighten the holidays for the children.
As part of United's Core Values, reaching out to support social responsibility initiatives is special to the corporate culture. In 2014 we've pushed these initiatives on several fronts.
Starting the year on the right track, Uniteds top sales representatives and managers visited an orphanage in Puerto Rico that provides shelter for the very young. We arrived with clothing, toys and other gifts in hand, but the most valuable part of this visit was the time with the children and the many generous individual cash donations which were greatly needed by the organization.
On a national level, United then selected to partner with Cleaning for a Reason, a charitable organization which was selected by the employee-owners of United as one that can help make a difference in a situation with which everyone can relate.
Whenever our customers buy United products a portion of those sales goes to help support Cleaning for a Reason. As our sales force calls on customers they also work to spread the word about the great service this organization provides for those who are fighting the battle with cancer. At the warehouse, we even have a forklift decked out in pink to show support. Click here to learn more about Cleaning for a Reason.
Most recently at the Home Office in St. Charles Illinois, our office and plant staff generously donated to help local families in need through the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Working with farmers, individuals and corporations, the food bank serves 60,000 people in need every week across 13 counties.
The initial goal for United's food drive was to bring in 600 pounds of food to help our hungry neighbors. As drum after drum was filled with donations, we ended up with a total of 675 pounds.