With the holiday season upon us, General Magnaplate would like to share with you some of the ways we contribute to charitable causes, and humanitarian and educational programs in our community and worldwide.
This year, we are supporting Heifer International with a donation to several of their programs. One of these is a gift of honeybees which will be given to families to earn income through the sales of honey and beeswax. Millions of people in the world lack clean drinking water. Part of our donation goes towards Heifer’s efforts to install new water pumps and teach water conservation and sanitary practices. Another portion of our donation is for tree seedlings and training farmers to use natural fertilizers and methods to keep the soil healthy for yearly crops. We are also helping with a program which makes it possible for girls to go to school.
In past years, we have donated to Puppies Behind Bars, the American Red Cross, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Kaleidoscope of Hope, Special Olympics, and the American Cancer Society. General Magnaplate has continued its membership with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum’s Anchor Society, supporting the Museum’s many education programs, exhibitions and maintenance of their extensive collection of historic artifacts.
General Magnaplate set up scholarships with Endicott College and Pepperdine University, to fund programs which enable single parents to have a residential college experience with their child, and for foster children to complete their education.
Here in Linden, we support our local community, contributing to emergency services, arts and education programs, donate to our town’s food bank and hire help from ARC, a county agency which helps those with disabilities find employment.
In our plants, we’ve celebrated Earth Day for many years, cleaning up our work areas and parking lots, planting flowers and trees, and continue to enjoy vegetables from our company garden. We recycle plastic bags, bottles, cans and paper. We continue to look for ways to conserve energy and resources. We greatly appreciate the assistance of all our employees in helping us to help others and the environment all year long.
May the spirit of the holiday season fill you and inspire you!
Happy Holidays to one and all.
Ed and Candi Aversenti and the entire staff
of General Magnaplate Corporation