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BRANDSOURCE BUILDS BICYCLES FOR PHOENIX-AREA CHILDREN’S CHARITIES
Christmas is a time for giving. And BrandSource executives did just that this past holiday season as they built and donated two dozen brand new bicycles for Phoenix-area children’s charities including the Boys & Girls Club, Ronald McDonald House and The Salvation Army.
During the annual BrandSource executive leadership conference at the Arizona Grand Resort, nearly 200 participants consisting of members, staff and vendors broke up into groups and assembled the bicycles as part of a team-building exercise. Each team had to complete a series of challenges to ‘earn’ the bike components, such as moving objects without the use of hands or being the first team to answer a series of trivia questions.
Friedrich Air Conditioning - DYCD & NYCHA
To help keep young people and families cool on hot summer days and nights, Friedrich’s donated 150 air conditioners to Cornerstone Programs now operating extended evening hours at New York City Housing Authority Community Centers - 38 centers were selected based on their need for air conditioning or replacement of their existing units.
“For over 60 years the people of New York have supported Friedrich Air Conditioning—you can
see our units keeping New Yorkers cool across the City,” said Wink Chapman, Vice President
of Sales & Marketing for Friedrich Air Conditioning. “It is a privilege for us to work with the
City on its mission to improve the quality of life for thousands of New Yorkers this summer and
throughout the year.”
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Whirlpool & Maytag - HomeAid America
More than 630,000 people experience homelessness on any given night in the United States, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. To support those in need, Maytag brand is teaming up with HomeAid America to help supply temporary shelter for homeless families working to get back on their feet. As part of the partnership, Maytag will contribute appliances and funding to HomeAid, a non-profit organization that builds and renovates multi-unit shelters for America’s temporary homeless families and individuals. To date, HomeAid has built more than 350 housing projects nationwide at a value of more than $200 million – nearly 50 percent of which was donated by the building industry.
“Now more than ever there are people in America that need help, and Whirlpool Corporation has always been a leader in assisting with safe and secure shelter,” said Bob Bergeth, general manager, Whirlpool Corporation builder sales. “Just as Maytag brand is known for dependability, HomeAid has served as a dependable lifeline for thousands of Americans who needed a place to stay as they rebuilt their lives. For this reason, we’re very pleased to partner with HomeAid.”
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Snow Brothers Appliance – American Cancer Society
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