Everyone that knows AIN Plastics knows we sell plastics. Engineering plastics, sheet and rod materials, high pressure laminates, plastic tubing, medical plastics…. The list goes on. But behind all that are AIN Plastic’s people. Although these people are full-time plastics professionals with many decades of experience, they are also people who get involved in their community. So, this week I thought we’d share one of the events AIN Plastics is doing in their community.
This week, we are looking at Yonkers, New York. On a side note, New York State is the birthplace of AIN Plastics so AIN has a long history here. (See our post on AIN Plastics Founder, Norman Drucker). Over its many decades the Yonkers team has enjoyed a great relationship and ties to the community so when the TKMNA (ThyssenKrupp Materials NA) Good Neighbor Contest began, Branch Manager John Colleluori and his team knew exactly what they wanted to do. They wanted to raise money for New York State’s only independent, specialty children’s hospital, Blythedale Children’s Hospital. Blythedale is one of only 19 pediatric specialty hospitals in the U.S. and it has been in business for over 120 years. They also have the largest pediatric therapy department in New York State. See more about the hospital, their stories and more at www.blythedale.org.
The team at AIN knows it takes a lot of community support to keep this great institution growing so they held a raffle. Each team member sold raffle tickets to friends and family for $2.00 each. It was a close race but AIN Plastic’s George Coles sold the most tickets. The winner of the raffle was one of Yonkers landmarks, Angelina’s Restaurant. The owner, Lou Dinapoli won a night at the movies, donated AIN Plastics Yonkers.
John Colleluori stated, “Our team raised $1,185.00 which we donated to the hospital last week.” John went on to say, “We really appreciate everyone who took part in this community event and to Angelina’s for their generosity.” We had a great time and we are looking toward what we will do for our next event.
See you in the blogosphere again soon!
ThyssenKrupp Materials, NA
AIN Plastics Division