Guardian Gives Back | NHS Allegheny Valley School

For Guardian, giving, especially around the holidays is part of company culture. Throughout the company, employees are dedicated to making sure that the holiday season is special for many different people!

Personally providing holiday gifts for residents of  National Health Service’s Allegheny Valley School is something that Guardian has been doing for 19 years! The Allegheny Valley School (AVS) provides programs and facilities for children, adults and senior citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Pennsylvania.

During the holiday season, Guardian employees divide up hundreds of tags with resident’s wish lists on the back. The gifts are purchased by various departments and then they are delivered personally by employees  along with a Guardian Santa who leads the group in caroling. Residents enjoy meeting Santa and getting their picture taken with him.

“By supporting these efforts, our employees become ambassadors for their favorite charities and the goodwill likely extends far beyond their individual efforts. I believe that empowering employees to get involved in charitable endeavors within our company increases morale and engagement,” said president of Guardian Protection Services, Joe Colosimo.

AVS is only one of many charitable causes Guardian employees support throughout the year, and most of the causes are led by employees! Use the form on the right to subscribe to the Guardian Blog and learn about 3 other ways Guardian gives back in honor of Giving Tuesday!

Read yesterday’s post about the adaptive bikes Guardian gave away through Variety the Children’s Charity.

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