Local business donates goods to St. Vincent & Sarah Fisher Center
DETROIT (Dec. 20, 2012) – Employees at family owned company Eastown Distributors are banding together for the 22nd straight Christmas to play Santa and bring some holiday cheer to children in Southeast Michigan.
The third-generation Detroit-based business and its employees are donating $6,000 in goods and funds this year to the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center, doubling last year’s donation to the Center, which provides a range of support programs to at-risk children in Detroit as well as adults.
“Our team at the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center can’t thank the staff of Eastown enough for their generosity,” said Diane Renaud, Executive Director/CEO, The Education Experience at St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center. “Eastown is a Detroit based, family owned business that raises moneythrough a variety of employee activities, as well as individual contributions. Many of the children in our program actually have a Christmas, thanks to the good hearts of Eastown.”
In 2012, Eastown is doubling its contribution to the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center. The donations were delivered to the Center on Dec. 11 and 12.
“We know that without our donation to the Center, some of the children there might not be celebrating with a new gift or toy,” said Eastown President Paul J. Quasarano.
In addition to purchasing gifts for children in the after-school program, Renaud said the donation will be used to purchase much-needed materials for the Center.
For more than two decades, Eastown and its employees continue to see the great work that the Center does in the Detroit-area community, and are proud to support a program that brings cheer to children in need who live right in the communities the company serves.
Founded in 1933, Eastown Distributors is a family-owned business now in its fourth generation. Eastown has grown from a 1,000 square-foot warehouse to its current 120,000 square-foot facility employing 100 employees and servicing 1,700 customers. This year Eastown added the Coors and FEMSA brands to its distribution. For more information, visit www.eastown.com.
Founded in 1844, the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center began serving southeast Michigan as a residential-foster care agency for children. In 2006, the Center closed its residential campus and launched the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center Education Experience in Detroit. The Education Experience offers basic skill-building and academic enhancement for at-risk children and GED assistance for adults. The programs are designed to help build self-sufficiency and dignity, and help Detroiters achieve employment success and other personal goals. For more information, visit http://www.svsfcenter.org/