Proforma Gives Back to Local Community With Holiday Fundraising
Participating in charity fundraisers during the holiday season has become a long-standing tradition with the Support Team Members at the Proforma Worldwide Support Centers in Cleveland, Ohio, and Tampa, Fla.
Each year, team members pull together to collect an abundance of donations for children and families in the local area and to help spread holiday cheer to local residents. This year the Cleveland Support Center donated more than 700 items to Providence House of Cleveland. In addition, both Support Centers in Cleveland and Tampa identified local nursing homes to send holiday greeting cards and words of good cheer to residents who are shut in and alone this holiday season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Support Team Members from Cleveland chose to support Providence House of Cleveland—Ohio’s first crisis nursery and one of the longest-operating crisis nurseries in the U.S. and Canada—due to the growing demand for essential items for infants and children of the greater Cleveland community. Everyone involved had to get creative this year to ensure the requested items, and the subsequent donations, were collected in a manner that was safety-conscious and socially distanced. In order to do so, members of the Providence House team worked closely with representatives from the Proforma Support Center to establish an online donation site that would ship purchased items directly to the recipients in need.
“The amount of donations that we’ve received for the Providence House fundraiser has been amazing," said Vera Muzzillo, CEO for Proforma. "It’s incredible to not only meet, but exceed the goals we had set for this year. It is truly such a great feeling to be a part of something so special, and I want to personally thank all of the employees who donated to the Providence House charity event this year."
Donations included requested toys, educational tools, clothing, arts and crafts, and more. In addition, Proforma also provided new fleece blankets and reusable cloth masks to the Providence House charity for distribution.
“It’s so wonderful to see our Support Center Team Members rally around and throughout the community, especially during these particularly trying times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic," Kathy Mayo, Proforma's director of human resources, said. "We are so proud of our team and wish to thank everyone who donated this holiday season."
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