Perdue Associates Pledge $39,806.98 To United Way

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Associates at Perdue Farms in Milford, contributed $43,787.68 to United Way of Delaware. The campaign also includes a $3,980.70 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. United Way of Delaware is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the community’s resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, United Way of Delaware is able to support such agencies as Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware, American Diabetes Association of Delaware, Delaware 2-1-1 and other agencies. The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to United Way of Delaware. Despite tough economic conditions, Perdue associates still managed to dig deep in their pockets to support their local community.

“We are happy to support United Way of Delaware,” said Stacey Norton, HR Complex Manager. “At Perdue, where teamwork is so important to our success, we recognize the importance of neighbors helping neighbors.”

“We are both honored and grateful to receive a contribution from our committed friends at Perdue Farms,” said Michelle Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Their generous support is crucial  to ensuring we’re able to meet both the short-term critical needs of our neighbors in Kent and Sussex County as well as addressing the complex, systemic issues that affect all of our communities throughout the state of Delaware at its roots. Perdue’s pledge will aid in the success of initiatives aimed at ensuring that our children receive a quality, early education; that are youth succeed academically and make good life decisions; that individuals and families are financially empowered; and that everyone has access to affordable healthcare.”