Dow’s Global Citizenship Efforts Recognized in the Delaware Valley by United Way
This annual award recognizes corporate partners of the UWGPSNJ whose employees have shown a dedication to community impact through volunteerism.
Midland, Mich - August 01, 2017 -
In recognition of Dow employees’ commitment to meeting the needs of communities throughout the Delaware Valley, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) recently presented the Company with its Corporate Citizenship Award. This annual award recognizes corporate partners of the UWGPSNJ whose employees have shown a dedication to community impact through volunteerism.
“Throughout the Delaware Valley, we are honing our passion and expertise, and collaborating with local partners to advance progress on critical community needs,” said Leo Otting, community and leadership volunteer manager at Dow. “At the core of our commitment is the human element at work, through DowCorps and Dow STEM Ambassadors.”
The impact is real and the need is even greater. Through financial support and volunteer service, Dow’s efforts over the course of 2017 through 2018 will support:
- 32,000 individuals and 8,000 families with healthy meals at United2Feed
- 30,000 students with supplies for school success at Backpack-a-Thon
- 5,000 children with STEM activity kits, books, resources to inspire the workforce of tomorrow
DowCorps and Dow STEM Ambassador volunteers have risen to the challenge, putting emphasis on Dow’s commitment to building the workforce of tomorrow through STEM education, as well as community well-being. This diverse range of volunteerism has been one of the defining characteristics of the partnership with United Way.
\"Together, Dow and United Way are helping to break the cycle of poverty for our neighbors who need us the most,” said Chris Major, manager of Corporate Engagement at United Way. “We are making the kind of impact together that none of us could make alone.\"