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Giving Back, Giving Together (2021)

C&N (Citizens & Northern) (Honorable Mention) - Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

2021 Community Commitment Awards Submission

  • Entry Category: Community and Economic Development
  • Asset Size: Small

Five years ago, the employees of C&N asked to do more for the people in our communities. As a company, C&N has always attracted employees with a strong sense of giving. So, since it was something we were already doing, we could make a bigger impact if we gave it structure and focused on one cause at a time. The result? We launched “Giving Back, Giving Together.” In its first year, we supported local food banks. We set the goal at ,000 and told our employees to get creative and have fun. It was our employees who took the initiative to put together fundraisers and collect donations and they really breathed life into the GBGT program and made it the success that it is. That first year, we blew past our ,000 goal and raised ,000, and the program has continued to build momentum. Each year, the program continues to grow. This year, for the first time ever, we raised over ,000! We’ve supported many great causes, including support for military service members, emergency services, children in need, public libraries, and most recently our food banks. And best of all, every dollar raised from this program stays local to help the people who live here.