(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 will be donated locally to Volunteers of America, 401 New Grove St., Wilkes-Barre, and American Rescue Workers – Williamsport Corps, 643 Elmira 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 special book distributions 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.
Electric Division, Penn Natural Gas and Central Penn Gas employees will be involved in the following distributions:
- Monday, April 22, 10:35 a.m. – Dr. David W. Kistler Elementary School, 301 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre
- Wednesday, April 24, 9:30 a.m. – Isaac Tripp Elementary School, 1000 N. Everett Ave., Scranton
- Wednesday, April 24, 12:15 p.m. – Daniel J. Flood Elementary School, 565 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre
- Thursday, April 25, 10:30 a.m. – Dodson Elementary School, 80 Jones St., Wilkes-Barre
- Friday, April 26, 1 p.m. – Plains/Solomon Elementary School, 41 Abbott St., Plains.
“The Reading Wizard”, a UGI-created character, will be in attendance at the Kistler, Flood, Dodson and Plains/Solomon distributions.
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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