Sustaining our communities
Sharing our human and financial resources helps us support better health across the communities where we work, live, learn and play.
Each year, our associates support more than 20 charities and organizations, such as the United Way, American Heart Association, The Arc of Rockland, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Meals on Wheels, the Center for Safety and Change, which supports victims of domestic violence, and multiple other groups that help families and individuals experience healthier, more fulfilling lives.
Our associates take part in walks and runs that raise awareness and funds for research for children’s cancer, individuals with multiple sclerosis and other health issues. They collect toys and clothing for children from low-income families during the holidays, help keep the shelves full at local food pantries, sort clothing donations for a women’s shelter, clear hiking trails, paint offices and much more.
See examples of how our associates are making a big difference in their communities.
Associates from Nice-Pak and sister company PDI volunteer in droves for the United Way of Rockland annual fall and spring Days of Caring. From clearing hiking trails to sorting clothing donations at a women’s shelter, associates are eager to volunteer for activities that support families and the organizations that serve them.
Participating in a parade is just clean fun for associates and their families. During a recent Labor Day parade, the Nice-Pak Indiana team, friends and family showed their community spirit on a company float and handed out wet wipes along the way to hundreds of parade-goers.
On a hot summer day, our associates and Nice-Pak CEO Robert Julius and PDI CEO Zachary Julius cooled off by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the companies’ annual picnic. Associates donated money for the chance to dump ice buckets on our CEOs, and the company matched these donations. Overall, Nice-Pak and PDI associates helped raised thousands of dollars to support ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) research and awareness.
Jonesboro associates made a real difference on “Be the Difference Day,” an annual PDI-led event dedicated to giving back at all our sites. Volunteers provided backpacks filled with over 3,400 food items for City Youth Ministries, a Christian-based organization that builds strength, wisdom and character in young people. Our associates also provided lunch for 160 children. This was the Jonesboro plant’s largest food drive in history.
A total of 124 children from low-income families received hats and mittens in 2014, thanks to generous donations from associates at our Indiana facilities. Throughout the year, associates take part in many drives, such as back-to-school backpack and food pantry drives, all designed to help struggling families in their communities stay strong.