Nine companies to be honored for their efforts in the community
United Way of Allegheny County, in partnership with The Fred Rogers Company, is celebrating the legacy of Fred Rogers on March 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pittsburgh CAPA. The event will recognize the work of nine local organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to workplace volunteerism, along with the impactful work of volunteers throughout the community.
Corporate honorees include: Bank of America; Deloitte LLP; FedEx Ground; W.W. Grainger Inc.; Giant Eagle, Inc.; Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.; KPMG LLP; Painters and Allied Trade District Council 57; and PPG Industries.
Combined, over 400 employees participated in a range of United Way activities to help the community. Corporate volunteers attended Be There attendance challenge kickoffs to encourage positive school attendance, created meaningful relationships through Open Your Heart to A Senior, built bikes for local kids and made the community a brighter place by painting houses during Days of Caring.
“Our volunteers give so much more than just their time to help the community,” said Christy Stuber, volunteer initiatives director, United Way of Allegheny County. “With each commitment, they show incredible kindness and devotion to helping others.”
United Way of Allegheny County relies on the work of over 3,500 volunteers who dedicate approximately 55,000 hours each year to helping people across the region via key impact areas – financially struggling families, children and youth, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.
This is the fifth year for the event. The tradition of celebrating Mister Rogers’ birthday began in 2008 as “Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day” which was part of “Pittsburgh 250.”
“Our company is delighted to join with United Way of Allegheny County in honoring these outstanding volunteers. Their service to the community highlights the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors,” said William Isler, president of The Fred Rogers Company.
About United Way of Allegheny County – United Way of Allegheny County is a change agent and efficient community fundraiser that improves lives by addressing critical community needs. By convening diverse partners and investing in programs and people to advance solutions, United Way creates long-lasting change and helps children and youth succeed, strengthens and supports families by promoting financial stability, ensures the safety and well-being of vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities, and provides county-wide access to information and referral sources meeting basic needs.
About The Fred Rogers Company – The company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat and Odd Squad. For more information, visit us at www.fredrogers.org.