Giving Back

Spreading Happiness to Great Organizations

Mike Kulka at the South Oakland Shelter, in Lathrup Village, MI.
Candice Wilkins at Hope Children's Home in Tampa, Florida.
 
 Elliot Nightingale, Don Warren and Kate Banwell at Hospitality House in Charlotte, NC.

At the end of each year, PM makes donations to various charities around the country. One of PM’s core values has always been, “Dedication to our business community: We don’t just work in our communities, we belong to them.”

We like to support charities throughout the year by either volunteering our time, fundraising, or simply making a donation. However, around the holidays we ramp up the philanthropy and specifically ask each regional manager to pick a charity of his or her choice and then drop off a monetary donation on behalf of PM.

The tradition of giving started a few years ago after Mike Kulka, PM's CEO, looked in the PM break room and noticed gift baskets from various clients and suppliers. He realized that the PM employees were already so fortunate during the holiday season, while so many others in the community were not.

“We were considering charitable donations in lieu of gift baskets, since many end up in a sea of food in break rooms across the country," said Kulka.  "I contacted a couple clients and inquired if they would miss us sending a gift basket and everyone preferred donations.”

PM has been giving for the last four years and, according to Kulka, the tradition will continue. “This feels so much better than the alternative, and the costs are roughly the same. However, the money is going to those who are in need, rather than those who are already blessed with good careers.”

Check out our Instagram page  (@PMEnvironmental) to see PM spreading holiday cheer to various organizations around the country! Want to join in? Take a picture of you, your family or colleagues enjoying the holiday season, and then use the hashtag #spreadinggoodcheerwithPM and tag @PMEnvironmental on Instagram.

 

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