Sept. 11, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Diageo North America continued the company's tradition of community service this August by supporting the major renovation of Person-to-Person's new
facility. Person-to-Person (P2P), a volunteer-driven, community-supported agency, responds to individuals and families who lack the basic necessities or resources to improve their lives. They do this through a variety of services including emergency assistance, scholarships, camperships and donation drives. The charity merged with
Christian Community Action in late 2012 and asked Diageo, a business leader in the greater
area, to help renovate the space to serve more
families with food and financial assistance.
Diageo's Community Activity and Relief Efforts employee volunteer group (C.A.R.E.s) took a hands-on approach to complete the month-long renovation which involved demolition, painting and rebuilding to make the facility more client-centered. Specifically, C.A.R.E.s members together with P2P volunteers completely reorganized the space to better accommodate both clients and caseworkers and made improvements to the Food Pantry and consultation offices. C.A.R.E.s members also cleaned, painted walls, built shelving, restocked the pantries and hosted a grand opening celebration at the
facility this evening.
"Diageo has a long history of supporting the communities where we live and work," said
, President, Diageo North America. "Employees at our North American headquarters are particularly proud to help
-area residents by working with exemplary organizations like Person-to-Person."
In addition to volunteering their time, C.A.R.E.s members held food drives in Diageo's
New York City
offices to help stock the food pantry. Diageo North America also made a donation of
to support the renovation efforts.
According to P2P Executive Director
, everyone at the agency couldn't be more pleased with – or appreciative of – the financial support and hands-on hard work of Diageo and its employees, noting that the ultimate beneficiaries will be the clients who are served at the
site. "As part of our mission at P2P we rely on volunteers, and the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses to provide help to those who come to us for assistance. Because of Diageo's efforts, we will be able to continue delivering more than 90% of all donations to programs and services for our clients."
Diageo's support of community organizations and skills and empowerment initiatives are components of the company's Sustainability and Responsibility Strategy. Diageo's Sustainability & Responsibility Report 2013 is available
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