Marie Morrow gave a big Thank You to Johnson Controls and nearly 100 business and community leaders who attended the Plymouth Community United Way Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation March 15, at Comcast in Plymouth. The PCUW President said the event was a way to show appreciation for those who contributed to the 2012-13 fundraising campaign or provided community service. It also was an opportunity for the public to learn about the work the nonprofit does in Plymouth, Canton and Western Wayne County as several of the agencies funded by PCUW were showcased.
The morning began with a continental breakfast followed by the meeting which included reports on PCUW’s 2012 finances and an announcement that PCUW is moving forward to research initiatives that produce lasting change and measurable results in addition to still providing basic needs and other much needed human services.
Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards were then presented by PCUW Board of Directors Chairman, Paul Hood. Among the recipients were Johnson Controls, Comcast, DTE Energy, UPS, Robert Bosch LLC, Freudenberg NOK, Automotive Components Holdings, Burroughs Payment Systems, UAW Local 845 (Ford), and Community Financial as well as dozens of other businesses, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Plymouth Rotary Foundation, and the City and Township of Plymouth.
Johnson Controls received a Platinum Award, the highest level attained by Key Contributors. Mary Kay Dodero, Communications Manager (left) and Curt Bastianelli, Executive Director of Purchasing (right) of Johnson Controls accepted the recognition from PCUW Board of Director Chairman, Paul Hood (center).
“Johnson Controls is proud to be recognized by the Plymouth Community United Way with the Platinum Award for its 2012 Campaign. Year after year, our employees are generous supporters of this great organization and the outreach it provides to the Plymouth community,” said Jeff Williams, Group Vice President and General Manager, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating.
Community Service Awards went to All Saints Catholic School in Canton for collecting 464 hats, gloves, scarves and socks to help low-income and homeless families and individuals. Dodson Elementary students and staff contributed 385 warm winter items. Smith Elementary helped replenish shelves at local food pantries with their successful food drive. They also collected Hats for the Homeless.
The Inn at St. John’s collected 280 backpacks with school supplies for low-incomestudents. Golfers received a free round of golf for each backpack donated.
FedEx held a Purple Tote Project that yielded two carloads of food, hats, clothes, children’s book, toiletries, and cleaning products in addition to a check for $932.
Home Depot, Panera Bread #748 and Einstein Bros Bagels #2344 received awards for continuously donating supplies and food to special events such as the Rake~N~Go.