Almo Corporation wrapped up its 75th anniversary by achieving its year-long goal of giving back to 75 different organizations. Almo employees led the charge to select organizations important to them, their local areas, and Almo-focused industries.
Organizations ranged from the American Cancer Society and the Convoy of Hope to Habitat for Humanity and the Ronald McDonald House Charities, to name a few.
“I cannot possibly put into words how proud I am of all we’ve achieved, not only in the last 75 years of the company’s history but especially now. The process of giving back to 75 organizations has been extremely energizing. So many beautiful stories have emerged from this experience and so many people and places are better off thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Almo employees,” said Almo CEO and President Almo Corporation Warren Chaiken.
As part of the 75-year celebration and in recognition of the time and energy employees put into giving back, all Almo employees were recently gifted with a $750 bonus. Additionally, Almo Chairman of the Board, Gene Chaiken, and his wife Roz was honored as Penn State’s Philanthropist of the Year for their donations over the years that have resulted in 987 scholarships.
According to Penn State President Eric Barron, “Because of the Chaikens’ generosity, hundreds of students have been able to afford a Penn State experience, and the college’s academic programs have been permanently enhanced.”
Other recent philanthropic efforts include:
- Almo offices across the country put together a total of 975 kits for parents and children staying at the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
- Almo collected thousands of dollars worth of food and diapers to support local foundations such as Long Island Cares, The Somerton Interfaith Food Bank, and more.
- Since the 1950s, Almo has treated its employees with Thanksgiving turkeys. Each year, employees are given the option to donate their turkey or the cash equivalent to local food banks, which most chose to do this year.
- 33,160 children in Baltimore City, MD live with food insecurity each year. Almo and its vendor partners packed more than 5,000 meals to be handed out to the local community through the organization Generosity Feeds.