Maintaining a long-standing tradition of supporting local charities during the holiday season, Parker operations around the world have collected donations and purchased bikes for less fortunate children since 2006. The “Bikes for Kids” movement began at our Cleveland Headquarters location in close partnership with Toys for Tots, a national charity organization run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Over the years, Parker team members and their families around the world have joined in the fun of surprising kids with a new bike, with the support of donations and volunteers from local businesses, suppliers, customers, cycling clubs and community members.
This year, divisions who shared the results of their efforts include:
- Accumulator and Cooler Division (IL)
- Chomerics (MA)
- Cleveland HQ (OH)
- Composite Sealing Systems (CA)
- CSO – Aerospace (CA)
- Electromechanical (CA)
- Gas Turbine PowerGen Division (SC)
- Industrial Gas Filtration Generation Division (MO)
- Instrumentation Products Division (PA, TX)
- LORD (NC)
- O-Ring and Engineered Seals Division (KY)
- Veriflo (VA, AR)
In partnership with Parker Foundation, these fourteen locations donated 1,575 bikes for kids of all ages. Over the last 14 years, Parker operations from around the world have donated 12,382 bikes as part of this annual campaign.
Our competitive and compassionate culture shines through year after year thanks to a dedicated team of passionate individuals who are motivated to help others.
Thanks to every single team member who has contributed in any way to the annual success of the Toys for Tots campaign to extend the joy of a brand-new bike to children in need.
Article contributed by Erica Isabella, internal communications manager, Parker Hannifin.
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