Cleveland-based The Garland Company Inc., (www.garlandco.com), an employee-owned roofing and building envelope manufacturer, is celebrating its 125th anniversary by donating several thousands of dollars to local charitable initiatives. Garland’s yearlong giving campaign includes the donation of a scholarship, food, supplies, and employee volunteer hours to honor the company’s monumental milestone.
One of the initiatives is a $125 donation to the charity of each employee’s choice.
In March, Garland introduced an annual Garland scholarship program for the children of Garland employees. The one-time $12,500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior with plans to continue their education at a trade school, community college or university or a current college student. The scholarship will be awarded to a new student each year and will increase annually to reflect each year the company has existed.
In the summer, Garland will donate 125 backpacks and uniforms to students at a school nearby Garland’s facility.
In the fall, Garland is expected to purchase supplies to donate to a local senior center.
The final donation of 2020 will come in November when Garland employees hand out 125 Thanksgiving turkeys to local food banks. RF