With facilities throughout the United States, PCA and its employees believe that it is our duty to do our part to make the world a better place in which to live. From localized grass roots initiatives to environmental consciousness, PCA works to support not only the people we employ, but also the communities in which they live.
“Help Yourself, Help Others” ChallengePCA employees are able to help others through their participation in our e-Learning program. In the “Help Yourself, Help Others” challenge, PCA donates to Adopt-A-Classroom programs, Reading Is Fundamental and ProLiteracy America. For each e-Learning course completion during a specific time period, our employees are able to choose one of these literacy-based charities as the recipient of a PCA contribution. While our employees improve their on-the-job skills, this program lets them improve the lives of the community.
Adopt-A-School ProgramWhether it's fixing up a playground, donating computer equipment or taking the time to read to kindergartners, PCA and its employees are there to help. Our plant in Conrad, Iowa, helps a local group make donation calls for their high school foundation, which provides money for college-bound seniors for tuition or books. Our Lancaster, Pennsylvania, plant has established a “Youth Contribution Program” to help fund a variety of activities for its employees’ children and grandchildren.
Corrugated Boxes for Project CompassionInspired by the 2002 death of Utah’s first fallen soldier, artist Kaziah Hancock spearheads Project Compassion to preserve the memories of fallen troops in Iraq. Today, six local artists paint gallery-quality portraits of the service men and women as a thank-you to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. PCA's plants in Salt Lake City, Utah, provide all of the boxes and packaging supplies needed to ship these works of art to the families.
Corrugated Boxes for Education and AssistanceOur boxes are also used for various other community initiatives like educational programs or collecting and distributing food during the holidays. Interestingly enough, our doublewall boxes are strong enough to be used by the State Police to reinforce targets at the shooting academy.
Individual SponsorshipsOur plants also sponsor individuals who are active within their communities. The employees at our Los Angeles plant support a retired employee who is active in many children’s organizations by donating food, clothing and money. One Christmas, he needed to purchase a new television and VCR for an organization that works with underprivileged children. It wasn’t long before he had a big screen TV, VCR and DVD player bought, delivered and set up by our employees.
Our employees also contribute their time through fundraisers, walk-a-thons, blood drives, playground equipment installation, toy donations, cleanup and painting of shelters for battered women and maintenance of local highways.
PCA takes pride in its employees and their contributions to their local communities. Our employees truly believe in making a difference, not only at the workplace but also within the communities in which we operate.