Blue Ridge Communications teamed up with United Way of Monroe County and its partner agency Pocono Services for Families and Children to distribute new coats to Monroe County to help needy children keep warm this winter. As part of the promotion, when Blue Ridge Communications customers bundled up services, Blue Ridge donated a new coat to “bundle up” a child in need.
“We are happy that children from our program are recipients of these new coats being distributed,” said Tim Lee, executive director of Pocono Services for Families and Children and Monroe County Head Start, “We are thrilled to work with Blue Ridge Communications and United Way to get these warm coats to children in our community.”
“We are extremely proud of the results from our “bundle up” campaign,” said Mark Masenheimer, vice president of operations Blue Ridge Communications. “This was a ‘win-win’ scenario; our customers saved money by ‘bundling’ their services with Blue Ridge, and by partnering with United Way we will be providing new winter coats to hundreds of children in Monroe County. I would like to thank all of our customers and employees who ‘bundled up’ and made this coat donation possible.”
It was a collaborative team effort among partners to make this donation a reality. First, coat sizes for the children were gathered and ordered from Burlington Coat Factory. Following which, coats were delivered and distributed to children at the Mountain Center.
“It has been a wonderful adventure that will bring joy and warmth to many children in our community this winter,” stated Jen Strauch, vice president, community impact for United Way. Special thanks to Blue Ridge Communications marketing and public relations coordinator Julianne Brixius, who helped to work through all the details and planning of this program.
Coats were distributed at the Mountain Center in Tobyahanna