UGI employees demonstrated the breadth of their support for “neighbors in need” by supporting a wide range of community organizations across Pennsylvania in providing food, clothing and gifts.
As an example, employees delivered gifts to more than 60 children in Head Start programs in Luzerne County and Scranton. Don Brominski, UGI director of business development, played the role of Santa during one of the events.
UGI offices across the Company service territory also provided gifts through the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, an annual event that benefits both children at senior citizens. At the UGI Stone Pointe (Berks County) office, once employees acquired gifts for all names on the tags, the Giving Tree was covered with hats, gloves and scarves that were donated to Opportunity House. A similar drive in UGI offices in Reading and Wyomissing benefited New Journey Community Outreach.
In Harrisburg, UGI employees assisted the Salvation Army Capital City Region with their Adopt-a-Senior program. The Salvation Army provided the names of senior citizens, along with a list of suggested food items. UGI employees secured the food and delivered to those in need. UGI also sponsored the annual Salvation Army Coats for Kids program on air on WGAL-TV, which assisted individuals in communities across the Susquehanna Valley. UGI volunteers staffed the phone bank during the last hour of the drive, and UGI presented a donation check on-air.
Food drives also were conducted in a number of UGI offices: at the Company’s Lehigh office, donations were collected to benefit the Allentown Rescue Mission; in UGI’s Middletown and Lancaster offices, food was collected for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank; and finally, in the UGI Wilkes-Barre office, items were collected on behalf of the Commission on Economic Opportunity.
UGI employee volunteers created fun experiences for children as well. Volunteers hosted a holiday party in Reading for children at the Olivet Boys’ and Girls’ Club Center for the Arts, where volunteers organized various holiday-related games and activities and provided a hot meal. A visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, wishing good cheer to all, capped a memorable evening.
UGI Utilities’ headquarters is located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The utility serves 700,000 natural gas and electric customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and one county in Maryland. Additional information about UGI is available at www.ugi.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities
UGI volunteers and Olivet Boys and Girls’ Club Center for the Arts participants enjoy a holiday party.