Special Guest Author Kara Stivason
My philosophy on giving is simple, do it
. Whether you can afford to give time, money or both-donate it. Whatever you donate, giving back is beneficial--and not just for the recipients. Research has shown that the old adage, “it’s better to give than to receive” is true after all. As a parent, this is one of the foundations I hope to instill in my children. The world is filled with people of need so we should have just as many or more people that are givers. I know time is a hot commodity for some of us, but make time to get involved. Mother Theresa made time and she had the same time as all of us. Alas, this article is not intended to lecture or preach…but to educate and offer insight on how you can help.
Recently, Armstrong’s Corporate Headquarters & Customer Service center teamed up for a Breaking Bread
initiative to assist the Dunbar Community Center in Butler, PA. The Dunbar Community Center distributes meals to children in the community throughout the summer months. Our employees are holding a dedicated food drive in order to assist with the summer food program. During the 2012 federal fiscal year, more than 21 million low-income children received free or reduced-price meals daily through the National School Lunch Program. (ushunger.com
) When school isn’t in session, some of these children suffer from hunger and Dunbar steps in to help with that need. Although food insecurity is harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating among children due to their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences.
The Dunbar community center distributes food to various locations throughout the Butler community. They also provide activities such as crafts, activities and sports for children. For more information or to volunteer, please visit their website at http://www.dunbarcenter.org
or follow Armstrong In The Community on Facebook
for more opportunities in your area.
Hunger is an epidemic that holds no prejudice, affects millions of Americans and is present right in our communities. Volunteering is fun and rewarding-if you already volunteer, thank you and if you don’t, get involved! To help in your community, visit the nearest Armstrong local office, text 877-77 or dial 211.