Mansfield Plumbing made cash and product donations to an unprecedented 70 local groups in 2015, plus the national Building Homes for Heroes organization. The company also awarded four $1,000 scholarships to children of employees.
“We’re very committed to supporting the local communities where we have manufacturing operations,” says Jim Morando, president of Mansfield Plumbing. “Our goal is to be an active community partner. As an example, we have a warehouse in Ashland, Ohio, and donated funds last year to that city’s soccer and softball teams, along with the police department, county fair, United Way and local school alumni foundation.”
Mansfield made cash donations to a wide variety of groups in 2015. In the Perrysville, Ohio, area these included the Mansfield SW Little League, Lucas Area Food Pantry, Hospice of N. Central Ohio and Loudonville Lions Club. In Henderson, Texas, where Mansfield operates a manufacturing facility, donations were made to the local fire department, and the high school football boosters and band boosters.
Some of the largest donations for the year were made to:
- Building Homes for Heroes: A variety of easy-access tubs and toilets were contributed to seven homes constructed for wounded veterans.
- Holmes County (Ohio) Agricultural Society: Two dozen toilets and sinks donated to the renovation work done at the fairgrounds.
- World Vision: Cash contribution to support the organization.
In addition to making cash donations to nonprofit local groups, Mansfield also donated sanitaryware and bathware products to different organizations. A variety of toilets and sinks were contributed to organizations such as River of Life Community Church, Ashland County West Holmes Career Center and Community Help Mission. Forty Thanksgiving hams were also donated to six different non-profit locations in Ohio.
“Whether it’s $100 to support a rape crisis center or contributing a toilet for a local Cub Scout charity auction, we’re proud to give back to our local communities,” says Morando. “For us it’s more than just contributions. It’s being an active part of the neighborhoods where our employees live and supporting the organizations that mean so much to their daily lives.”
In 2015 Mansfield Plumbing also provided four $1,000 scholarships to children of employees who are pursuing college degrees. Scholarships were awarded to: Kolton Edmondson (son of employee Rod Edmondson) who attends Ashland University, Zackary Lane (son of employee Jeremy Lane) who attends Kent State University, Abigail Sgro (daughter of employee Don Coots) who attends Ashland University, and Laurent Thompson (daughter of employee Raymond Thompson) who attends Kent State University.