Books, Baskets and Cheerleading
April 4, 2019
When it comes to children’s needs, FirstEnergy employees are passionate about giving back. Here are three great examples.
Greensburg (Pa.) employees recently volunteered at the United Way of Westmoreland County, gathering books and crafts for children at six local YWCA locations. Employees in the photo below held a book drive in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the Read Across America Book Drive program.
Employees at the Altoona (Pa.) facility wanted to make sure hospitalized children have an enjoyable Easter holiday through the Easter for Eli program. In memory of Elias “Eli” Garrett, a 3-year-old boy who lost his battle with cancer, Easter for Eli provides Easter baskets for children who cannot be home for the holiday. Participants donated items and assembled nine Easter baskets. Several departments throughout the office took part in the project, including the Altoona project crew.
Thanks to Jeff Mickel, master mechanic-chief, Altoona, for initiating the idea for the baskets.
Laura Tubo, consultant, Regional External Affairs (third from l.), joined other community leaders in participating in a fashion show in Canton, Ohio, to raise money for the World Elite Idols cheerleading team. In addition, the FirstEnergy Foundation provided a $500 sponsorship to World Elite Idols, which is committed to serving individuals with disabilities.