Giving to a worthwhile cause has its own rewards. Sometimes those rewards are immediate and tangible, as two Keystone team members recently discovered.

Gary Watkins from Keystone’s Plant 3 was the winner of Menno Travel’s travel vouchers.  Watkins was a first time contributor through Keystone but had given to United Way in the past through other employers.  Matthew Pittman, the recipient of Martin Super Market’s gift cards works at Keystone’s Plant 41. Pittman who is a manager at Keystone has given to United Way for the past five years.  He commented that he will most likely donate the gift cards to a charity that could use them. 

 

 

Pictured left to right:  Jessica Koscher, United Way executive VP; Matthew Pittman, plant 41; Bill Reith, United Way President.

 

Pictured left to right:  Geof Landis, owner, Menno Travel; Gary Watkins, Plant 3; Jessica Koscher, United Way executive VP;  Bill Reith, United Way President

“The intent of the raffle is to let people know that it doesn’t take a lot to do a whole lot of good,” comments Jessica Koscher, Executive Vice President of United Way, “in fact, most of the money we raise annually is generated from small generous gifts like this.”

United Way of Elkhart County focuses their work on assisting ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) families who were traditionally referred to as “working poor”.  By providing support to the areas of EDUCATION, INCOME and HEALTH; United Way is providing the building blocks to a good life.  “We are passionate about helping families who get up and go to work every day but still fall short.  Elkhart County is an amazing place to work and live. We continue to be humbled by the generosity we experience all year long,” commented United Way of Elkhart County executive vice president Jessica Koscher.

The Keystone family continues to give generously to United Way of Elkhart County.  Once again, Keystone is the leading contributor. Keystone contributions are up this year by 27% this year totaling over $270,000. Thank you!   Many local families will benefit from your caring.

Pictured left to right:  Jessica Koscher, United Way executive VP; Matthew Pittman, plant 41; Bill Reith, United Way President.