Associates from Perdue Farms’ breeder operation in Thorntown, Ind., recently presented a check for $1,786 in support of the United Way of Central Indiana in Boone County. The contribution included a $162 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 82 associates in Thorntown.
“United Way of Central Indiana is grateful for the continued support of Perdue Farms’ and applauds their commitment to the local communities in which they operate,” said Aaron Gore, area director of United Way of Central Indiana Area Northwest. “Together, we directly impact our neighbors to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. This is what United Way of Central Indiana has done for nearly 100 years with a focus on improving the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of everyone in our communities.”
The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually support seven United Way partner agencies in Boone County, including the Lebanon Area Boys and Girls Club, Zionsville Boys and Girls Club, The Arc of Greater Boone County Rehabilitation Center, Boone County Senior Services, Boone County Cancer Society, Witham YMCA and Mental Health America. Associates’ pledges will help fund programs dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to learn more, earn more and lead healthy and safe lives.
“We are happy to be able to continue to help support the United Way of Central Indiana through our associate pledge campaign and support from the Foundation,” said Mike Maroney, Thorntown operation manager. “We believe in supporting the communities where our associates live and work, and remain committed to assist through this initiative.”
Additionally, associates from Perdue Farms’ operation in Rockingham, N.C., recently presented a check for $73,880.10 in support of the United Way of Richmond County. The contribution included a $6,709.10 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 1,045 associates in Rockingham.
“I could not be more proud of the generosity and compassion of our associates to assist their neighbors,” said Kendall Casey, director of Perdue operations in Rockingham. “They consistently live up to our company commitment to support the community, and thanks to their continued support of United Way, countless lives in Richmond County will be impacted in a positive way.”
United Way of Richmond County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to maximize the communities’ resources to improve the lives of all the members of the community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Richmond County is able to support such agency partners as Sandhills Children Center, Rockingham County 4-H, Boys Scouts, Girls Scouts, Back Pack Pals, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Salvation Army and others.
“Perdue is our second largest workplace campaign in Richmond County,” said Michelle Parrish, executive director of the United Way. “We are very thankful and appreciative for the generosity of the Perdue associates for participating with our annual campaign and giving to those in need. The investment that the Perdue associates make to our local United Way campaign ensures our 16 partnering agencies continue to serve our community.”
Source: Perdue Farms