Garland Raises More Than $68,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland

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Cleveland-based, The Garland Company, Inc. raised more than $68,000 to support the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland in its effort to inspire and enable at-risk youth to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. Garland’s corporate employees as well as its network of sales representatives located across the U.S., Canada and the UK rallied together to raise the most money ever during its sixth annual Spirit Week.

Garland’s Spirit Week used creative activities to raise more than $68,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland

Garland’s Spirit Week used creative activities to raise more than $68,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland.

I am continued to be amazed year after year of the incredible generosity of our employees…

The Garland Company, Inc., a local employee-owned manufacturer of high-performance solutions for the commercial building envelope, raised more than $68,000 to support the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland in its effort to inspire and enable at-risk youth to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens.

The approximately 100 employees at Garland’s headquarters on East 91st Street in Cleveland, Ohio, dedicated the week of May 26 – May 29 to raising money in support of the Boys & Girls Club through various fund-raising activities. Meanwhile, Garland’s sales representatives, who are located across the U.S., Canada and the UK, joined in the cause, donating through an online fundraising site set up by the BGCC and also personally sending in donations.

At the end of the week, funds raised totaled just over $34,252. Inspired by the incredible generosity of its employees, Garland’s Board of Directors announced that the company would match the amount raised, bringing the total to $68,504 – the most ever raised during a Spirit Week.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland was founded in 1954 and currently serves 8,000 youth in Cleveland’s inner-city neighborhoods, Cleveland Heights and East Cleveland. The clubs provide young people a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.

“I am continued to be amazed year after year of the incredible generosity of our employees, both at corporate and in the field. This year in particular seemed to really pull at the heart strings of our employees as they were given an opportunity to make such a lasting impact on our local community,” said David Sokol, president of Garland Industries.

In addition to the financial contributions provided by Garland, its corporate employees will be volunteering over the next several months at the Boys & Girls Club on Broadway Avenue, not far from their corporate headquarters.

The Garland Company, Inc. is a worldwide leader of quality, high-performance roofing and building maintenance systems for the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. For over 100 years, Garland has continually developed unique product and service offerings that raise industry standards of performance in order to meet the technical performance requirements of a wide range of challenging waterproofing applications throughout the world. Over 200 local representatives are strategically positioned throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to provide integrated product and service solutions for single and multi-property facilities. The Garland Company, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

For more information about Garland, visit http://www.garlandco.com or call toll-free at 1.800.321.9336.

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