Off The Clock: Olympus celebrates World Environment Day
In celebration of World Environment Day, Olympus Corp. of the Americas in Center Valley held a “Stuff-a-Truck” charity event as part of the organization’s “Social IN” initiative to get employees involved in the community. Employees were encouraged to donate gently used items from clothes to sports equipment to household items in support of five Lehigh Valley charities: The YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, Communities in Schools, Judith’s Reading Room and Via of the Lehigh Valley. Each charity parked its trucks in the Olympus parking lot to collect donations, and 41 Olympus employees volunteered to help collect donations. Pictured are Olympus employees assisting YMCA program director Heidi Lennick (middle) to collect ‘wardrobe for work’ business attire and accessories for local adults re-entering the workforce.
The Lehigh Valley Grand Prix of Allentown hosted the 5th annual “Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix” to benefit the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley. The three-hour endurance race was comprised of twelve teams of five drivers per team which raised over $40,000 to help others in the community. Pictured are 2015 participants from Burkholder’s HVAC, Elek Plumbing, Air Products, Eastern Engineered Products, AmercaVen, Cornerstone Consulting Engineers, William Signs, Creative Landscapes, Jerdon Construction, and three teams from PPL.
This photo was published online on June 13, 2014.
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