Each year, as companies and individuals take part in annual charitable contributions, it's interesting to how they approach gift-giving.
It's understandable, of course, that we all have priorities. We all need to pick and choose where we invest our time and money. No one can respond to every request for help. As one of the speakers said at last month's Women Breaking the Mold Networking Forum, it's important to pick a group that "speaks to your heart."
Some firms may prefer working with operations such as the Society of Plastics Engineers and its education programs or with programs focused on plastics sustainability projects such as Herrmann Ultrasonics and its recent donation of 10,000 euros to The Ocean Cleanup, which hopes to remove 90 percent of the plastics floating on or near the surface of the Pacific Ocean by 2040.
Dave Preusse, president of Wittmann USA, continued his tradition of sleeping outside during a Connecticut YMCA Freezin' for a Reason event in December to raise money for the homeless.
PN's Frank Esposito writes about Chase Plastic Services Inc.'s annual Giving Card campaign that allows customers and suppliers to nominate groups to receive donations, with more than 500 charities nominated since 2016 and almost $40,000 distributed.