Crayola Volunteers Participate in United Way Day of Caring

Allentown, PA – More than 50 Crayola employees volunteered to clean, organize and make improvements at Easton Area Community Center and The Salvation Army Allentown Corps as part of United Way Day of Caring. This annual event brought together more than 1,200 energetic volunteers to complete community service projects at 53 area nonprofits throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley during the month of September.

“Our company culture is focused on fostering a giving spirit and helping others. Crayolians volunteer each year knowing they will learn more about our community, work together as a team and make a difference. When United Way, local companies and nonprofits work together, everyone wins,” said Crayola President and Chief Executive Officer Rich Wuerthele.

Presented by Crayola and coordinated by Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, Day of Caring is the region’s largest collective community service effort and serves as the official kickoff to United Way’s annual fundraising campaign. Funds raised throughout the campaign directly provide support for 133,000 residents each year in the areas of education, healthy aging and community stability.

“Day of Caring is the perfect example of what it means to LIVE UNITED. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this our largest and most successful Day of Caring to date,” said David Lewis of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Crayola employees worked throughout the day at Easton Area Community Center and The Salvation Army Allentown Corps to clean and paint various rooms, organize food pantries, weed and mulch gardens, and power wash exteriors. They joined a total of more than 1,200 participants from 54 companies and organizations who contributed more than 6,150 hours of service valued at $195,570 to more than 50 nonprofits in Lehigh and Northampton and counties.

Day of Caring’s presenting sponsor is Crayola with additional support from:

  • Silver Sponsor: JP Morgan Chase & Co.;
  • Bronze Sponsors: Air Products, Capital Blue Cross, Just Born Quality Confections, KingSpry Law and AAA East Central;
  • Pearl Sponsor: Amazon Fulfillment;
  • In-kind contributors: ASR Media Productions, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Niagara Bottling Co. and Uline.