During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that the entire MATCOR team says thank you and best wishes for the holidays and New Year.
Our thoughts and well wishes also extend to local families in need.
Our team in Chalfont, PA donated and delivered dozens of wrapped gifts to the Bucks County Housing Group. The mission of the Bucks County Housing Group is to advance the interests of people with low-moderate income and people in crisis through the provision of affordable housing and related social services. Learn more at bchg.org.
The MATCOR team in Guthrie, OK also came together to make one family’s holiday season much brighter. They adopted a family with five children, purchasing fleece coats and outfits for each child along with two items from their gift list. The family was adopted through the Edmond, OK Rankin YMCA Angel Tree. The YMCA strengthens communities through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
When it comes to the local business community however, our closest customer is about 50 miles away. In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where we’re headquartered, we like to give back and encourage employees to get involved with local nonprofits.
“I think it’s just what we have to do,” said Bill Schutt, who founded MATCOR forty years ago. “If we can give organizations not just money, but time and advice, it could be a huge, huge help.”
Mr. Schutt, along with MATCOR marketing consultant Dana Baedke and employee Heather Davis sat down recently with The Bucks County Herald to talk about giving back and how it comes full circle.
Ms. Baedke met Mr. Schutt five years ago through a local nonprofit, the Women’s Business Forum, where he served as her mentor. Baedke is now giving back as president of the organization and owns a successful marketing business, Key Marketing, with MATCOR as a client. Ms. Davis has become involved in another local nonprofit, Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), where she has served on the young advisory board and helped to organize the 2nd annual No Bullying Run, where MATCOR was a sponsor. These are just a few examples of the organizations and people touched by our employee’s local efforts.
“As a company,” Schutt said, “we started giving money and time, and what’s happened, which just blows my mind, is almost every week there is some sort of drawing, event or something for local charity I have nothing to do with. The folks here at MATCOR do it on their own.”