TACOMA, Wash. (August 7, 2012) - Milgard Windows & Doors celebrated its 50th anniversary by hosting a company-wide Day of Caring. On Saturday, August 4th, each Milgard location sponsored 25-50 children for their back to school needs.
Volunteers from Milgard locations in Tacoma, Washington; Sacramento, Hollister, Simi Valley and Temecula, California; and Denver, Colorado teamed with the Salvation Army to escort underprivileged children through local department stores to pick out back to school clothes. Each child was also provided with a new backpack filled with school supplies.
Rick Baczuk, Director of Design Engineering at Milgard, participated in the Tacoma, Washington event. "We had 42 volunteers and 47 children ages 5 to 19. My wife and I shopped with two brothers, Nate and Devon, who were a lot of fun. It was great to know these kids will be ready for school with fun and appropriate clothing and a backpack full of supplies."
This fantastic event was made possible through the Milgard MG/CAT program. Established in 1987, the Matching Gift/Community Action Team was created so employees can actively give back to the communities in which they live and work.
Baczuk continues, "Several years ago our MG/CAT committee decided that simply helping at local food banks wasn't enough to help solve problems like hunger and homelessness. We determined that "teaching men to fish" meant giving them power and freedom to help themselves by promoting education. Since then we've donated time, labor and money to local school districts in an effort to encourage kids to enjoy school, get an education, and break the cycle of poverty. We invite other companies and citizens in our community to join us in this effort. Get involved, improve your world and leave a legacy of good."