Living United: Bianchi Honda Employees Give Back
It’s the most wonderful time of year, and it is even more so thanks to the employees of Bianchi Honda. In keeping up with our tradition of giving back to the community, employees of Bianchi Honda contributed $20,030 to the United Way of Erie for the 2016 Campaign year. The United Way of Erie County works with locally funded organizations, initiatives, volunteers, and businesses to mobilize the local community. The YMCA of Greater Erie, Family Services of NWPA, and the John F. Kennedy Center are just a few of the organizations that the donations benefit.
Jason Porreco, owner of Bianchi Honda and Porreco Nissan, says “It’s always important to give back to your community and support Erie’s future.” Between both dealerships, over $20,000 was raised for the 2016 campaign year. Jason presented the check to John Bongiovanni, who serves as the Resource Development Committee Member for the United Way of Erie County.
United Way of Erie County is working to reduce poverty in our region by improving community conditions and creating opportunities for a better life for everyone. It is governed by a local board of directors and all decisions are made at the local level. Thanks to the generous community support they receive, United Way helps improve the lives of one out of every three people in Erie County each year. Last year alone, more than 100,000 friends and neighbors in the Erie region were impacted by the organization.
Financial contributions aside, the United Way also has a great deal of volunteers, who in 2015 alone put in over 21,000 hours. Volunteers contribute their time and efforts for our community through teaching and reading to children, packing meals for families in need, and getting involved with organizations they are passionate about.
For more information on how you can contribute or volunteer, visit the United Way website.