We can all use a little more cheer.

Each year around the holidays, RETTEW offices across all our regions take time to focus on giving back to the community.

Every office “adopts” a nonprofit in their area and staff work together to raise funds and gather donations to support families and children in need.

We’re grateful to every RETTEW employee who understands the importance of supporting our communities as integral to what we do.

This past year our offices and staff:

– Donated almost $3,000 to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief.
– Awarded $5,000 from the RETTEW Charitable Foundation to the Lancaster Science Factory’s P.A.S.T.E program, which provides Pre-K children an opportunity to learn and explore STEM concepts.
– Awarded $5,000 from the RETTEW Charitable Foundation to Leg Up Farm for its Leading Change program, which offers therapeutic horseback riding activities for students in special needs classrooms.
– Helped to establish the George W. Rettew, Jr. scholarship at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, which was awarded for the first time this year to Kyle Stauffer, majoring in Engineering CAD Technology.
– Adopted a family through the Domestic Violence Project, raising more than $1,100 to help provide needed items and supplies for both shelters and the adopted family.
– Supported the Wish for Wheels organization, providing 10 bikes and helmets for underprivileged children at an elementary school.
– Adopted a fifth-grade classroom at an elementary school to provide all needed school supplies.
– Assisted four underprivileged families through the nonprofit, Holiday Hope, raising almost $2,000 to provide close to 70 gifts and holiday dinners.
– Supported Habitat for Humanity, raising $750, and leading to a building event for employees to help construct a home.
– Collected nearly 100 toys to fulfill Christmas wishes of 40 children through Volunteers of America, raising $900.
– Competed in a food drive for the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, collecting more than 650 pounds of non-perishable food items. An additional $700 in aid was also collected.
– Collected frozen turkeys and non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Food Baskets program, totaling more than $900 worth.

In all, RETTEW helped 11 different organizations in the past year.

We are grateful for the hearts of our staff and their ongoing willingness to commit time and energy to changing our world for the better.