Employees at The Vernon Company (UPIC: Vernon) headquarters, in Newton, Iowa, recently donated school supplies and backpacks to The Salvation Army of Newton. During the last week of July and first week of August, employees from all levels at the distributor contributed to the fundraising effort.
“I’m always amazed at the generosity of our people,” says Chris Vernon, MAS, co-CEO at Vernon.
Collecting items ranging from paper, pencils and crayons to calculators and youth-sized backpacks, the annual donation drive is coordinated by the employee-led Vernon Activity Committee. Items collected are expected to directly benefit 83 school-aged children in Jasper County.