by Rogers Corporation on Jan 21, 2019
Globally, Rogers Corporation employees participate in annual charitable activities to benefit their local communities. Though these contributions occur throughout the year, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the holiday-based deeds our colleagues contributed to this year.
For the thirteenth consecutive year, Arizona Rogers Corporation employees “adopted” senior citizens in our community and donated special Christmas gifts for them. The program, coordinated by Home Instead Senior Care, partners with area agencies to reach out to local solitary elders during the holiday season and assembles gift wish lists. Arizona Rogers employees then “adopt” these seniors, purchase items and wrap their gifts for delivery.
Helen Harrold & Karen Crawford
This year, 50 seniors received special Christmas gifts as a result of this program. Two very full vehicles were unloaded into the Home Instead offices, showing the generosity of the program participants. In addition to the main “wish list” presents, extra small items and cash donations were also contributed.
Similarly, Connecticut-based Rogers employees have participated in a program aimed at children with the Tommy Toy Fund. Employees collect and donate toys, books, hats and mittens to children in need aged newborn to 12 years old who might otherwise be without on Christmas morning. The toys are collected from local businesses then distributed to the families a week before Christmas. This past year, the Northeastern Connecticut branch of the Tommy Toy Fund put a smile on the faces of over 1,100 children from over 500 families.
Gifts gathered under the tree
In the spirit of giving back, any Rogers employee who donated a new, unwrapped toy won a chance for Rogers to make a monetary donation to a charity of their choice. This year’s winners selected the following organizations: Backus Cancer Center, Daily Bread Food Pantry, PAWS and Center of Hope Foundation.
Rogers employees in Suzhou, China supported the Dongran Migrant School of students from rural areas for the fourth consecutive year. Together with the Psychological Institute, the Rogers teams brought the gift of a helpful workshop to the 48 teachers at the school. This workshop focused on Psychological Health, informing teachers both the importance of maintaining a work-life balance and how to identify and assist students with mental illness. The teachers were also given gifts of rice, a useful offering that is a symbol of gratitude and demonstrates Rogers’ caring to the community.
.Dongran Migrant School workshop participants
Thank you to all Rogers employees that contribute to our standard of Corporate Responsibility with your generosity. The above stories are just three examples of how Rogers Corporation’s global employees strive to improve their communities throughout the year. With giving hearts and the spirit of generosity, we are doing our part to make the world better, together.