(April 19, 2010) – UGI Utilities, Inc., in conjunction with National Volunteer Week is supplying personal care items for local children’s organizations.
Through employee donations, underprivileged children will receive goods including soap, shampoo, body lotion, deodorant and hand lotion.
“There are many underprivileged children in our communities,’’ said John Walsh, President and CEO – UGI Utilities, Inc. “Many are unable to obtain some basic items to maintain a healthy and productive life. Through our Personal Care Drive, we hope to meet some of their needs.’’
The personal care drive is one of many volunteer initiatives by UGI employees throughout the year. During National Volunteer Week, UGI recognizes employees who are involved in community and education activities throughout the previous year.
In 2009, 460 of UGI’s 1,413 employees (nearly 33 percent) devoted 40,714 hours to community and education volunteer service. These efforts include UGI’s signature partnership with the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF™) children’s literacy organization, as well as its strong support of hundreds of organizations including the United Way, the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Easter Seal Society and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
UGI is a natural gas and electric utility that serves more than 625,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties.