Gilbarco Veeder-Root and The Volunteer Center of the Triad Partnered Again to Spotlight Service and Volunteerism for the Community
GREENSBORO, NC — For the fourth consecutive year, Gilbarco Veeder-Root and The Volunteer Center of the Triad hosted their annual “Day of Caring” on September 30, 2020, at the company’s Greensboro headquarters, creating thousands of care packages for people in need.
About 260 employees from Gilbarco Veeder-Root participated in this year’s event, working with the team from The Volunteer Center of the Triad, to make care packages for various non-profits in the region. “Our Corporate Caring model aligns businesses with opportunities to give back to the community, both internally and externally”, said Carley Swaim Walker, executive director for The Volunteer Center of the Triad. “We worked very closely with Gilbarco Veeder-Root to identify the right projects for this ‘Day of Caring’ event. Due to the great needs of our non-profit community this year, Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s support and giving back at such a significant level really speaks volumes about the company and their value to our community.”
Walker said both organizations identified numerous beneficiaries this year, including Back Pack Beginnings, Triad Health Project, LifeSpan, Level Up Parenting, and many local church ministries. The teams this year volunteered almost 520 hours at the event – with a service value of approximately $13,000.00 – to make more than 8,700 units of products for non-profits. The product care packages this year included toiletry kits, kids snack packs, first aid kits, infant feeding and diaper kits, and take-home projects where employees would make cat and dog toys. These packages were then distributed to the designated non-profits.
Sebastian Hatch, Gilbarco’s vice president of operations Americas, said the Day of Carling is a time when the company sets aside its normal routines of running the business and dedicates time to giving back to the local communities. “Given that we are also citizens of this community, there is always great enthusiasm from our team in terms of giving back in meaningful ways to those that need it,” Hatch said. “Like many of our team members, I always finish a Day of Caring with a great feeling of fulfillment, knowing that I did my part to help someone else who needs it. The gratitude that we receive from those in the community that we partner with makes the experience all the more rewarding.”
Walker praised Gilbarco’s ambitious effort and its results. “The Gilbarco Day of Caring project is the largest we manage annually through our Corporate Caring model. The impact of this project and the amount of product distributed back out into the community creates a ripple effect of caring as basic needs are being met,” Walker said.
The Volunteer Center of the Triad strengthens our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits and build partnerships.
About Gilbarco Veeder-Root: Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the global leader of integrated technology solutions in the retail petroleum industry. Gilbarco has been headquartered in the city of Greensboro, NC since 1965, but its history dates back to 1865. From our reliable fuel dispensers to intuitive point of sale to revolutionary operation management systems and convenience store equipment, Gilbarco Veeder-Root delivers total integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store. Gilbarco has the proven expertise that our customers around the world have come to depend on.