UGI Celebrates National Volunteer Week; Reading Area Employees Conduct Clothing Drive
19 Apr 2013
(April 19, 2013) – UGI Utilities, Inc., will be donating clothing to assist underprivileged individuals and families as part of its celebration of National Volunteer Week, which begins Sunday and continues through April 27.
“Every year, UGI commemorates National Volunteer Week with special activities conducted across our 45-county Pennsylvania service area to help residents of our communities,’’ said Robert F. Beard, President and CEO.
Items collected locally will be donated to the Salvation Army Reading Corps Community Center, 301 S. Fifth St.
Additionally, UGI will include highlights and special posts about our National Volunteer Week efforts on our “UGI Connection” blog (blog.ugi.com) and on our Facebook (facebook.com/ugiutilities) and Twitter (twitter.com/ugi_utilities) social media pages.
To further celebrate National Volunteer Week, UGI will be holding a special book distribution as part of its highly successful and unique motivational reading partnership with the Reading Is Fundamental® (RIF) children’s literacy organization, now in its 22nd year.
The distribution will be held Thursday, April 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Millmont Elementary School, 400 Summit Ave. “The Reading Wizard”, a UGI-created character, will be in attendance.
These activities are among many UGI employee volunteer initiatives conducted throughout the year. In addition to special fundraising programs, UGI recognizes employees who are involved in community and education activities during National Volunteer Week.
As in prior years, approximately 1/3 of UGI’s 1,364 employees devoted nearly 42,000 hours to volunteer service in 2012, benefiting organizations including Reading Is Fundamental® (RIF), the United Way, the American Cancer Society, Easter Seal Society and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
UGI Utilities’ headquarters is located in Reading, PA. The utility serves more than 648,000 natural gas customers in eastern, northern and central Pennsylvania and one county in Maryland.
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