What is Penguin Air Cares?
Penguin Air & Plumbing enjoys giving back to our community because we know a thriving community is a happy community! This was our sole purpose for starting Penguin Air Cares.
Penguin Air Cares is an on-going program where we partner with local charities and relief efforts to give back. Our program started out as a seasonal effort with one big event annually every December in observance of Christmas. Starting in 2017, we plan to expand the frequency of our efforts to a quarterly event, if not more.
December 2016 Penguin Air Cares- The Giving Tree
This season we have partnered with the Arizona Department of Child Safety via their program The Giving Tree #DCSGivingTree.
A little insight: Last year, 742 youth stayed in the care of Arizona past their 18th birthday. They had no family to care for them; they were not adopted and they were never reunified. The holidays are an incredibly tough time for these youths. People talk about the importance of family more than ever during the holidays, and it becomes a painful reminder of the lonely world they live in just as they are beginning to start life on their own.
Penguin Air Cares, and our business affiliates, teamed up to create some #ChristmasMagic and was able to provide gifts for over 80 deserving youth that have recently “aged out” of care and are venturing into the world on their own for the first time.
Choosing to partner with AZDCS and the The Giving Tree was a very personal choice for Penguin Air & Plumbing because their
Operations Manager, Amanda Machleit, has many friends that grew up in the foster care system. Knowing the struggles the youth face growing up in the system, Penguin Air Cares knew they wanted to participate any way they could to help make the holiday special for the youth.
Interested in learning how you can help? The Arizona Department of Child Safety is always accepting donations of gently used or new items such as clothes, bedding, apartment supplies and other necessities for living; items for all age ranges are accepted from newborn to young adult. DCS also offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Click HERE to learn more.
Penguin Air Cares has partnered and worked with multiple associations and charities over the years. Including:
- Arizona Humane Society – Donations of A/C units were made to help dogs and cats through the harsh summer months here in Arizona.
- Wreaths Across America– Penguin Air Cares attends the wreath laying ceremony every year and donates money to help sponsor the making and delivery of the wreaths.
- 2 Da Rescue– Penguin Air & Plumbing employees are encouraged to help at this local rescue. Penguin Air has already made a personal connection with the staff at 2 Da Rescue and recently one of our technicians donated his labor to assist in correcting a cooling/heating concern for their geriatric/ill section that was contributing to the animals being uncomfortable and making illnesses worse.