Community Outreach – February 2022

March 15, 2022

Paraco Pays it Forward Day, with a Customer Giveaway! Central Islip, New York
As a token of its appreciation for one of its long-time, valued customers, Paraco took the chill out of the cold winter months and warmly provided free propane for their winter heating season! Congratulations to our loyal Long Island customer, Linda, for being handpicked for this courtesy!


National Wear Red Day, All Paraco Locations
Paraco recognizes the importance of heart health and the well-being of its employees. As a show of solidarity and support, Paraco employees dressed in red to commemorate February heart health month!


Paraco Shares the Love by Fueling a Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day for Mount Vernon Children & Teens, Mount Vernon, New York
On Valentine’s Day, the Paraco team surprised 25 Mount Vernon area children and teens by donating fitness-related items to the Boys & Girls Club Fitness Center. In support of encouraging healthy behavior, enhancing physical fitness activity, and the health of area youth, Paraco purchased and distributed much-needed equipment for the Fitness Center, including 50 colorful jump ropes, 25 sets of 3 lb. hand weights, 25 sets of 2-lb hand weights, 50 blue and red mesh jerseys, 50 sets of five resistance bands, and 100 Paraco branded water bottles. The children and teens were filled with excitement as they opened up their jump ropes and began racing in an obstacle course fitness exercise – and the Paraco team was there to cheer them on! A special thanks to Kristen Anderson and Jeff Palen for joining me in a heartfelt and memorable Valentine’s Day with the children and teens at the Boys & Girls Club!


Friends of Karen, North Salem, New York – Birthday in a Bag
Paraco partnered with Friends of Karen to make birthday celebrations sweeter for children living with cancer and life-threatening illnesses and the families who support them. Friends of Karen believe that every child deserves a Birthday Party, and Paraco supported the cause by arranging a Birthday in a Bag wrapping party! Paraco volunteers gathered in Corporate and wrapped 50 birthday bags filled with party-themed plates, napkins, candles, a $10 Target gift card to use towards the Birthday Party and a Paraco gift tag! The bags were then hand-delivered to the Friends of Karen facility in four large Birthday-wrapped boxes with a dozen balloons. While touring the facility, the Paraco volunteers learned about the Friends of Karen mission and its history. They heard heartwarming stories of all the incredible work they are doing as a lifeline for families caring for an ill child throughout their journey and providing emotional, financial, and advocacy support to keep them stable, functional, and able to cope.


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