Did you know that 31% of all charitable giving occurs during the month of December or that 12% of all giving during 2014 happened on the last three days of the year?
The holidays are a great reminder that we all have so much to be thankful for. One of the best ways to show gratitude is by giving back to our community and helping those who are less fortunate. Columbus McKinnon Associates are no strangers to this and give thousands of dollars in donations to help people locally.
Here are a few highlights from 2015. Click on each photo to learn more about the specific charity.
Associates at our corporate office in Amherst, New York, actively supported a variety of organizations over the course of 2015.
In addition, each year, the Amherst team raises funds for a specific charity of their choice. This year, employees donated more than $10,000 to the Make-a-Wish® foundation. The organization’s mission is to grant the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. CMCO’s donation went to support a child named Drew who has been diagnosed with sickle-cell disease.
Last but not least, accepting the #DogBiscuitChallenge from Uniland Development Company, CMCO’s very own Kurt Wozniak, Vice President – Americas, ate dog biscuits to benefit the SPCA, raising more than $700 for the organization. Watch Kurt eat all 7 dog biscuits in our video!
We are grateful to all of our Associates who have contributed their time and resources to such worthy causes. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!