Resin distributor Chase Plastics is kicking off the holiday season with the return of its Giving Card campaign.
The program recognizes and awards selected charitable organizations nominated by customers and suppliers of Clarkston, Mich.-based Chase. Participants are encouraged to share their own stories of giving. Chase then will select the most compelling submission and award a $2,000 gift to the chosen entrant's favorite charity.
This year's Giving Card campaign began on Nov. 14. Chase customers and suppliers past, present and future — which sure sounds like a reference to A Christmas Carol and Ebenezer Scrooge — are invited to log on to www.chaseplastics.com/giving to submit a short response on "what benevolence means to them" as well as a description of the charity they're passionate about.
The final day to submit the entry is Dec. 11, with the selected charity announced on Dec. 15. Chase will also share the stories and provide information about how to become involved with the charitable organizations on their social media platforms.
Last year, Chase donated $1,000 each to three winning entries: Party for a Purpose in Monticello, Minn.; Life Center Northwest in Bellevue, Wash.; and Children's Oncology Group Foundation in Philadelphia.
"It truly is heartwarming to see so many lend a helping hand during this season," Chase President Kevin Chase said in a news release. "It is a part of our company culture to express our charitable efforts to help others and I am so proud to know that our employees, customers and suppliers have impacted the lives of so many."
Chase Plastics also has been involved with many philanthropic efforts throughout 2017, including the Adopted Soldier program, food drives, the 2017 Hunger Walk and American Red Cross hurricane relief.