WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Used-vehicle service contracts provider GWC Warranty has completed a year of charitable activities in support of local causes in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the company announced.
Charitable donations and activities in 2019 included a Relay For Life team sponsorship in support of the American Cancer Society, lead sponsorship for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Goal In One Golf Tournament, which supports the Penguins GOALS Foundation, and sponsorship of the Commission on Economic Opportunity’s Food 4 Kids program, which provides lunches to underprivileged children during the summer months.
The company also raised the donation of more than 200 pet items as part of a Cutest Pet Competition in support of the SPCA of Luzerne County, sponsored and participated in the local SPCA Walk For The Animals, made monetary donations from employees resulting from a “Pink Out Day” shirt sale benefitting the Foundation For Cancer Care, volunteering and a donation of more than 400 food items during the CEO Weinberg Food Bank’s Thanksgiving project, and monetary and toy donations as part of the VFW Post 396 toy drive. Finally, 40 local children were provided with Christmas gifts thanks to employees who partook in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program.
“Two of GWC Warranty’s core values are ‘Fair’ and ‘Friendly,’ and it warms our hearts to see our employees live these honorable traits out in our communities,” said Jeanette Bogdon, vice president of human resources for GWC Warranty and APCO Holdings LLC. “We are proud to call Northeastern Pennsylvania home and these charitable activities throughout the year serve as our way of giving back and showing our appreciation to the communities in which we live and work.”