Carson Wrapped Hershey’s Partners With UGIVE.org for 2010

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Personalized candy company, Carson Wrapped Hershey’s pledges to donate a portion of every shipped order to non-profit UGIVE.org for the year 2010.

When we first learned about UGIVE, and met its founders, my wife Sharon and I immediately wanted to give our support

Personalized candy company, Carson Wrapped Hershey’s has partnered with UGIVE.org to help promote community service efforts among high school students. For the duration of 2010, Carson Wrapped Hershey’s has pledged to donate a portion of every order they ship to UGIVE, to support the work of this non-profit organization.

The purpose of UGIVE is to energize high school students about volunteering opportunities, helping them give their time and talents to non-profit organizations and schools. Many high schools today have service requirements and UGIVE helps students find the perfect service niche—the place they can feel passionate about donating their time to. The founders of UGIVE hope that by facilitating the volunteering experience for high school students, they will empower those students to become lifelong members of the volunteer community. An exciting, fulfilling early volunteer experience can help individuals develop a keen, lasting interest in philanthropy.

According to their website, UGIVE.org’s mission is “to catalyze, excite and empower the next generation of volunteers. We make philanthropy relevant to students, guiding them to give their time and talents to build communities. Our goal is to create LIFE-LONG GIVERS!”

UGIVE.org does this by bridging the gap between charities, students, and schools. On the UGIVE website, which is free to use, a charity can list volunteer opportunities; high school students can easily find volunteer work that matches their interests; and schools can track both the volunteer opportunities available as well as what each of their students has signed up for, all on one platform.

UGIVE.org stands out from other organizations designed to make volunteering easier, in that it caters exclusively to high school students. This age group is often the most passionate one when it comes to offering their time and talent for a wide range of volunteer work, but unfortunately they are sometimes the most overlooked. UGIVE hopes that by offering an easy-to-use “one stop shopping” center for high school volunteers, their schools and the charities that seek their help, the great giving potential of these young volunteers can be tapped.

“When we first learned about UGIVE, and met its founders, my wife Sharon and I immediately wanted to give our support,” Scott Frederick, President of Business Operations at Carson Wrapped Hershey’s, said. “Bringing together those who really need community support and high school students who are anxious and willing to give that support, is a gap that has needed to be filled for a long time. UGIVE focuses on not just promoting community service for our youth, but actually allowing it to be accomplished. Every community in the nation can benefit from the platform UGIVE provides, and Carson Wrapped Hershey’s is extremely proud to support their efforts.”

Carson Wrapped Hershey’s company – a business that markets personalized candy, such as promotional chocolate bars custom wrapped with labels of the customer’s choosing – is excited to help further these efforts by becoming one of the sponsors of UGIVE.org for the year 2010.

Sharon Frederick, President of Sales and Marketing, said, “Carson Wrapped Hershey’s believes that people make the difference. Each one of our associates is encouraged to actively participate in shaping our business and community. We are committed to our Core Values: Innovation, Teamwork, Integrity, Financial Strength, Respect, Quality of Service, Quality of Life and Giving Back.”

About Carson Wrapped Hershey’s: Carson Wrapped Hershey’s has been wrapping sweet memories since 1993. They are a personalized candy business that offers custom wrapped Hershey’s chocolate bars and gift items, and can be found at http://www.wrappedhersheys.com or visit their blog Wrapping About for stories of how their core values are put into practice on a daily basis.

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