The Garland® Company, Inc., an employee-owned roofing and building envelope solutions 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.
As part of its efforts to support education in our community, Garland is launching two charitable initiatives to support local students. 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 also donate 125 backpacks and uniforms to students at a school nearby Garland’s facility.
Garland plans to roll out additional charitable initiatives to support neighbors in the community. 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.