To celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2017, Penn Emblem Company focused on giving back to the community that has made it successful. Since its incorporation in 1947, a core value of the company has been to ‘do the right thing’-which employees and processes are expected to follow. Penn Emblem Company focused on several charities and causes throughout the year with fundraisers and volunteering.
Breast Cancer Awareness
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Penn Emblem Company held an entire a month of “Dress Down Days.” During these days employees paid a small fee to wear jeans and sneakers around the office. The money collected was donated to the Fox Chase Cancer Center which supports breast cancer awareness research. Penn Emblem employees raised $1,200.00 throughout the month. The company matched the donation and a grand total of $2,400.00 was be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness.
In November Penn Emblem employees braved the early morning and volunteered at the Dutton Road Veterinary Clinic with the National Greyhound Adoption Program. The clinic neighbors the Pen Emblem Company Philadelphia facility where 14 Penn Emblem volunteers walked the dogs with friends and family.
Penn Emblem Customer Support Specialist, Rick Dunn, felt so inspired that he adopted one of the dogs as part of his family.
The National Greyhound Adoption Program was founded to help find loving, adoptive homes for former racing greyhound dogs.
The Program provides knowledge and support for greyhound dog adopters and other adoption groups to educate the public and spread awareness about greyhound dogs. This program also provides specialized medical care that specifically targets greyhounds as well.
Penn Emblem Company also participated in several awareness campaigns, selling products to raise money for a variety of different causes. In September, Houston, Texas was hit with Hurricane Harvey, one of the largest and most costly hurricanes in United States history. To support the cause, Penn Emblem Company sold its Texas flag stock patch to its customers donating the proceeds to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
During the month of October, Penn Emblem Company teamed up with SelectPatch to sell caps with interchangeable patches to benefit the Fox Chase Cancer Center. The caps came with four different designs that customers could change out designs for a fresh look.
November was Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Penn Emblem Company designed and sold sublimated patches that were donated to Alzheimer’s Awareness.