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SOLitude Lake Management celebrates 2012 outreach and volunteer efforts

Jan 15, 2013
Source: Submitted SOLitude Lake Management staff gathers with a check representing the $16,500 donation in cash and goods donated through The SOLution program in 2012.  From top to bottom (l-r) are Brad Harris, Trina Duncan, Matthew Phillips, David Beasley, Ellen Stace, Shannon Junior, David Riedl, Gavin Ferris, Lisa Richards, Greg Blackham, Kim Niesel, Brent Weber, Kevin Tucker, Kyle Finerfrock, Cyd Kroskey, Jessica Mueller, Dave Ellison, Tracy King, Dustin Kennedy and John Phelps.

SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management, fisheries management and related environmental services for the Mid-Atlantic and surrounding states, announced 2012 was a successful year of volunteering, donations and outreach through The SOLution program.

The company recorded 351.5 volunteer hours; donated more than $16,500 in cash and goods; helped remove 2,640 pounds of trash from waterways; recycled more than 16,380 pounds of paper and cardboard; cleaned, shredded and recycled 8,508 plastic pesticide containers; and supported 14 causes.

The SOLution is a company-wide outreach program that encourages all employees to give their time to volunteer, take action, and fundraise for charitable and ecological causes. SOLitude’s company leadership feels it is important to not only be good stewards of the environment and good corporate citizens, but also to fulfill company core values to take action and be accountable, and to protect and respect nature.

In addition to supporting well-known organizations such as the National Forest Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Foodbank, Special Olympics and the Center for the Inland Bays, SOLitude Lake Management also created two programs to help support the mission of The SOLution, creating a better world. The Little Gobblers program donated turkeys or grocery store gift cards to elementary and middle schools that had identified underprivileged families in need. These schools spanned from New Jersey to North Carolina. This year the program helped 62 families with their holiday dinner and groceries.

Another program created through The SOLution was Holiday Cheer, where gifts were donated to children or families who had fallen on hard financial times or were fighting health issues. Along with the B-Strong Foundation, www.b-strongfoundation.org, which supports the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, The SOLution spread Holiday Cheer to the children currently spending the holidays on the oncology floor at CHOP. Staff purchased $475 in board games and toys to help keep them occupied in between treatments. The Holiday Cheer program also adopted a family which not only has a child fighting an inoperable brain tumor, but has also fallen on hard financial times due to the child's illness. The SŌLitude employees purchased items from the kids' wish lists and also gave the mother a $150 Walmart gift card to help with additional family needs.

“I am proud of our entire staff's contribution to The SŌLution,” said Kevin Tucker, president. “We found opportunities that helped us serve others and positively impact our communities to 'create a better world'. Our entire company's enthusiasm will fuel our goals in 2013.”

To participate or share a nonprofit's goals for consideration in The SOLution, contact Director of Marketing Tracy King at tking@solitudelake.com.

Learn more about SOLitude Lake Management and purchase products at www.solitudelakemanagement.com.

 

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