Schafer Corporation takes pride in giving back to the community and our efforts are fueled by our employees. We apply our same business core values to improving and helping the community. Any effort we engage in begins with our people who help identify opportunities and then carry them to fruition. Without a doubt, our efforts would not be possible without the passion and dedication of our employees.
Schafer Honored to Donate to April Godlewki’s Worthy Cause—Face Of America.
On April 24 – 26, 2015, our fellow colleague, April Godlewski rode with Team Strength and Honor to complete her first Face of America event. Riding among more than 500 riders—including 100+ disabled veterans, along with currently active military and retired military— April made the 110-mile trip from the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Schafer Sponsors Arlington Little League
This past spring, Schafer was pleased to support Arlington Little League (ALL) in its 2015 spring season. Arlington Little League provides baseball experience for youth at many levels.
Martha’s Table – McKenna’s Wagon
For New Year’s Eve, April Tyson organized a volunteer opportunity with Martha’s Table in Washington, DC to feed the homeless at three downtown DC locations. The program, McKenna’s Wagon, is a mobile soup kitchen that serves food to the homeless in the DC area. A special thank you to: Brigitte Martigras, Elizabeth Conaty, Erin Horbal, William Sands, Ramesh Ramaswamy, Erin Ramaswamy, and Justin Hobson for volunteering their time to this kind effort.
For the Holiday season, the DC offices sponsored a family of two, a mother and her son, who are patients at the Children’s National Medical Center. Schafer staff donated a Christmas tree and decorations to setup at their home. Generous monetary donations that were raised went to new winter jackets, tennis shoes, a few small toys, gift cards for Giant and Walmart, and a few dollars to help fill her gas tank. Suzanne Freeze kindheartedly led this endeavor and prepared the Christmas dinner that was delivered to the family Christmas Eve. A sincere thank you to everyone for their generous support, and for bringing some much needed cheer to this family this holiday.
Movember was a large success this year with the help of the event’s participants and its supporters. Schafer staff was able to raise $994. All proceeds went directly to Movember which distributes its funds to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Livestrong foundation, and education programs.