Editor’s note: This story is part of our “50 Stories of People Helping People” series. As we celebrate Penske’s 50th anniversary in 2019, we are spotlighting associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.
A shock of cold air greeted Jeffry Santos as he stepped onto his porch, a reminder of winter’s tenuous grip, soon to be replaced by the warmth of well-wishers.
Across the country, as school bells chime for the final time this year, students and teachers are not the only ones set to begin a much-deserved summer vacation.
The portrait of Thanksgiving celebrations, complete with loved ones gathered around a bountiful, seasonal dinner table can prove to be elusive for families faced with food insecurities.
Serving the community is central to the mission of the Salvation Army of Reading, Pennsylvania, yet on a recent warm September day, it was a group of Penske associates who came to serve.
Something as simple as a serving of macaroni and cheese – a fan favorite among many children – can mean the difference between a child in need having a meal or going hungry.
Penske received the “Outstanding Corporation” award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Berks Regional Chapter, Pennsylvania, for their outstanding commitment to philanthropy through financial support, encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in community involvement.
The blush of a new school year filled with hope and promise is often tempered for families in economically challenged areas like Reading, Pennsylvania, as they struggle to equip students with basic school supplies.
The Blueprint for Leadership program of Berks County, Pennsylvania, has successfully prepared numerous young professionals since 2013. Vonetta Blank, a manager of corporate billing in Penske’s billing department, recently became the third Penske associate to complete the course.