The fall and winter seasons brought many opportunities for Diamond members and staff to support local communities. Staff members planned food drives, took part in a community festival and much more.
The holiday season inspired the Boyertown and Muhlenberg branches to host food drives.
The Boyertown branch collected food between October 18 through December 15. All items were donated to the Boyertown Area Multi Service’s Preston’s Pantry. Items donated went toward holiday meals for community members in need. Preston’s Pantry was created in 2019 to honor the memory of 8-year-old Preston Dray.
The Muhlenberg branch collected food and other necessities from November 1 through December 10 to benefit Berk’s Encore. The organization provides care to senior citizens so they can live fulfilling and independent lives.
This season wasn’t just for collecting food, it also gave the Exeter and Pottstown branch a chance to collect toys.
The Exeter branch collected toys in November to support the Exeter Food Pantry. The Exeter Food Pantry is a non-profit devoted to helping those in need in the community. Members were asked to bring in a toy or monetary donations. In return, those who donated were entered into a raffle to win Flyers tickets.
Photo (Left/Above): Exeter branch Manager Cori C. and Assistant Manager Kaylee A. dropped off the donated toys at Exeter Food Pantry.
Diamond’s Pottstown branch also collected toys in December to benefit Toys for Tots. The Marine Toys for Tots Program collects toys and donations through local communities. The donations are then distributed to those in need every year for the holidays.
Exeter Festival of Lights
The Exeter staff spread holiday cheer on December 4 at the Exeter Festival of Lights. Employees manned a craft table where over 250 children had the chance to make Snowman Soup. This is an annual event that provides families with entertainment and treats for the holidays.
Toys and Treats
The Reading Hospital branch held a donation drive to collect toys and treats for the West Reading Borough Police’s newest K9 officer, Zea. This K9 went through 350 hours of training to earn her new title.
Photo (Left/Above): Reading Hospital branch staff handed off the toys and treats they collected for the West Reading Borough Police’s K9 Officer, Zea.
Helping local communities thrive is a large part of the Diamond organization. Whether it be for a food drive, toy drive or spreading positivity. Diamond sends a big thank you to everyone that supports these efforts and makes community involvement possible.
Spreading holiday cheer…that’s younity.