2020 was a year that tested everyone’s strength and resolve. Yet even in the toughest of times, bright lights shine everywhere. One of the brightest beacons for us at Schrader and Company was you, our clients, and your loyalty, support, and generosity. This was never more apparent than when we reached out to you for contributions for our holiday philanthropic endeavor. Your response was, quite simply, extraordinary.
We made the decision to lend financial support to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. As we all know, food scarcity is a problem right here in our own communities, and the pandemic has put many New Yorkers in a more precarious position than ever before. We asked out clients if they’d be willing to donate during the holiday season, specifically to augment the Backpack Program, which helps alleviate child hunger by discreetly providing hungry children with backpacks full of nutritious and easy-to-prepare food on Friday afternoons so they have food to eat throughout the weekend. We committed to matching client donations up to $5,000 dollars.
You answered the call with the generosity and kindness we have come to identify as a particular trait of our clientele. Together, we raised more $22,000 for the Regional Food Bank, which will be used to fill the backpacks of more than 6,500 students in 240 schools across 22 counties.
We cannot thank you enough for your open-hearted and open-handed help. We are so proud to be in business with people like you.