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HE&R Hosts Inaugural Day of Service

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) held its inaugural Day of Service to encourage employees to give back to our local communities while connecting with each other. In the spirit of both our founder, Milton S. Hershey, and Dr. Martin Luther King who both lived in service to others, HE&R team members volunteered for a variety of projects helping thousands of area residents while enjoying fellowship amongst each other. HE&R partnered with Clean the World to build hygiene kits made from recycled materials for families in need, assembled more than 3,000 partner campaign packets for Children's Miracle Network Hershey (CMN) corporate fundraising efforts and prepared 1,800 annual appeal materials for The Arc of Pennsylvania

The more than 120 volunteer team members built 1,500 hygiene kits that included soap, shampoo, razor, washcloth and an inspirational handwritten note that each kit recipient will receive. Assembled kits were distributed to local organizations, including:

"Wow! Your crew yesterday was truly incredible. The projects you all completed for us would have taken literally hours, if not a few days. Please pass along our thanks to the many HE&R associates who joined in the volunteer efforts."
Danielle Sunday, director, CMN Hershey

Our local nonprofit partners were grateful for what our employees completed throughout the day. Hershey Food Bank and Community Outreach shared a Facebook message expressing "a big thank you to HE&R for thinking of the food bank families. You all did an awesome job!! Love your beautiful positive notes!" Salvation Army confirmed that [hygiene kits] will start going out to clients right away! And Cocoa Packs noted they were incredibly moved by the personal messages on each one which will positively impact the children they assist.

Thank you to our employees who filled the available registration spots within just 48 hours and who joyfully demonstrate their commitment to our company's core values. We are grateful to and for you! For more on the Day of Service, enjoy the video and photos recapping this great event!  

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