Corporate philanthropy is a way of life for most companies, and Haier America is no exception when it comes to getting involved. As a company that creates products for home and the business of living, it’s a natural for us to try to help improve the lives of those who need it the most. To that end, Haier has extended itself to a number of organizations in the surrounding community, most notably the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic.
Since moving to New Jersey, Haier America has been a supporter of the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic, or BGCPPNJ. Part of the larger Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the BGCPPNJ serves over 1,100 children, ages 5 to 18 with the mission of helping them reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The club offers academic, athletic and artistic programming at 10 sites in two of New Jersey’s most challenging communities.
The BGCPPNJ is a place where kids can go for after-school programs and activities of all kinds, from homework assistance to leadership development to swim lessons—and even a day camp in the summer months. It’s a safe place for them to read, play, or just be. Although the club emphasizes homework first before leisure time, the BGCPPNJ wants each child to find comfort in the knowledge that it’s a secure spot for them to spend time. As a celebrated leader in youth development, Boys & Girls Clubs programming provides the resources and opportunities that children need to stay on track academically, graduate on time and grow into thriving, productive adults.
As part of the Boys & Girls Club family, Haier America has provided numerous resources to club kids as well as their families through various charitable endeavors. Over the past year, we helped with renovations on the BGCPPNJ clubhouse; sponsored the “Stuff the Bus” school supplies drive at back-to-school time; sponsored a Toy Drive at the holidays; gathered book donations at the Reading Heroes Corporate Challenge this spring; provided electronics utilized by club teens for an SAT prep course and by club kids for recreational use; and provided appliances to a family who lost everything recently when their home caught fire. Last, but not least, Haier employees have given their time and energy to serve on the BGCPPNJ board of directors and on the annual gala committee, both of which help provide the necessary guidance and financial resources that keep the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic moving forward.
To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic visit their website.