Pennsylvania celebrated its third annual Manufacturing Week from September 30 to October 6, 2017. Manufacturing Day was October 6, throughout both the Commonwealth and the United States, and we used this time as an opportunity to recognize some of our outstanding manufacturing partners.
Kellogg’s has a history of helping the people of their communities, which stems from their founder’s dedication to people and their well-being. Over the last five years, Kellogg’s Muncy Bakery employees (including a corporate match) have committed over $1,000,000 to help the Lycoming County United Way impact the lives of people in our community. Through their Breakfast for Better Days platform, Kellogg Company has provided 1.9 billion servings of food since 2013. They surpassed their goal of providing one billion servings of food by 2016, so now they are looking to do even more.
Kellogg’s 3 Billion Better Days initiative has been a driving force to fighting hunger worldwide. They will accomplish this by meeting five different goals:
1. Donating 2.5 billion servings of food
2. Expanding breakfast programs to reach 2 million children
3. Supporting the livelihoods of 500,000 farmers
4. Involving their employees in 45,000 volunteer days
5. Engaging 300 million people to help these efforts
United Ways around the world are getting support from Kellogg Company, and we are proud to partner with their local Kellogg’s Muncy bakery.
Lycoming Engines manufactures piston aircraft engines and continues to innovate and develop advanced technologies to remain at the forefront of the aviation industry. They have also been a great contributor in the fight to solve our community’s toughest problems. Over the last decade, Lycoming Engines employees have committed almost $80,000 to helping the Lycoming County United Way impact the lives of people in our community.
Wirerope Works, Inc. has a history that dates all the way back to its founding in 1886. What started as a local wire rope mill has evolved into a fully-integrated wire and wire rope manufacturer that is recognized internationally for its craftsmanship, innovation and performance. They have also been a great contributor in the fight to solve our community’s toughest problems. Over the last five years, Wirerope Works Inc. employees have committed over $107,000 to help the Lycoming County United Way impact the lives of people in our community.
P&G is made up of many individual brands that have become household names for thousands, if not millions, of people. Some of these brands include Dawn, Bounty, Crest, Febreze, Pampers, Tide, and so many more. The people at Proctor & Gamble work hard every day to manufacture products that help make everyday life a little easier. They have also been a great contributor in the fight to solve our community’s toughest problems. Over the last three years, P&G Mehoopany employees (including a corporate match) have committed almost $60,000 to help the Lycoming County United Way impact the lives of people in Sullivan County. And these same employees have helped raised millions to help the United Way of Wyoming Valley, United Way of Bradford County, United Way of Susquehanna County, and United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.
Pennsylvania manufacturers help drive our economy and we are grateful for the support that we receive from many local manufacturers. It is because of this ongoing support that the Lycoming County United Way is able to help our program partners provide access to critical human service programs and services that are needed most. Thank you to our manufacturing supporters for making an impact. Thank you for LIVING UNITED!