Barker Specialty Company Wins Humanitarian Award for Community Service Initiatives
Cheshire, Connecticut-based Barker Specialty Company (BSC) was the proud recipient of the 2010 NEPPA (New England Promotional Products Association) Humanitarian Award which included a $250.00 check to a charity of BSC’s choice at NEPPA's annual holiday dinner.
BSC has been community oriented since its founding nearly 60 years ago. Beginning with Herb and Gloria Barker, and passed throughout the company, BSC has always focused on what the Barker Family considers the 3 C’s: Commitment to Customers (total focus on service), Commitment to Company (taking care of employees and suppliers), and Commitment to the Community (corporate social responsibility). BSC has made many donations to local groups, organizations and charitable events exceeding $500,000 in the past five years, as well as encouraging their employees to volunteer and participate in many community organizations.
For this award, BSC selected ‘r kids FAMILY CENTER in New Haven, CT. ‘r kids FAMILY CENTER provides specialized, high quality services to children in out-of-home care and their families; promoting permanency, safety and stability for children through services to their biological, foster or adoptive families- www.rkidsct.org.
“Barker Specialty is extremely honored to receive the 2010 NEPPA Humanitarian Award along with a $250.00 check we were able to present to ‘r kids FAMILY CENTER. ‘r kids is a wonderful organization and we are very proud to provide assistance. We have always believed that giving is so important, and Barker Specialty and our employees look forward to another year of community service and support,” said Gerry Barker, president of Barker Specialty Company.
About Barker Specialty Company
Barker Specialty Company is a service oriented, innovative distributor of promotional products and premium merchandise. Our company’s philosophy is to serve others as we would like to be served. Please call us at (800) 227-5377 or visit our 6,000 square foot showroom at 27 Realty Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410 or visit online at www.barkerspecialty.com.