Coke Northeast Community Update- October 2020
Playing a positive role in the community and in the lives of our associates has always been a part of our philosophy at Coke Northeast. We are proud to live and work in the communities we serve and are grateful for the opportunity to support our associates throughout their career with us. Check out some of the ways our teams safely connected with each other and the community during the month of October.
Our teams in Londonderry and Bedford, NH participated in Granite United Way’s Smart Start Cereal Drive. This campaign helped support local children and families with donations of cereal and other non-perishable breakfast items. In partnership with local food shelves, the initiative helps students start each day with the fuel they need to learn and grow.
On October 21, members of Coke Northeast leadership visited The BASE, an organization that aims to change the mindset about what it takes for urban youth to succeed, and to build a movement of citizens committed to their success. Coke Northeast has been a supporter of The BASE for a number of years and most recently donated over 200 cases of Dasani and Powerade to the student athletes.
From left to right Nick Martin, Director of Public Affairs & Communications at Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, Phil Cox, Region Vice President, North East US at The Coca-Cola Company, Robert Lewis Jr., Founder & President at The BASE, Mark Francoeur, President at Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, Stephen Burrows, Chairman of the Board at Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast.
On October 3, Coca-Cola Buffalo sponsored FeedMore WNY’s Walk Off Hunger fundraising event. FeedMore WNY's food band and Meals on Wheels programs have a combined 90 years of experience feeding the Western New York community.
Coca-Cola Waterford sponsored the Nathan Hale-Ray Project Graduation Annual Auto Show. Project Graduation is sponsored by East Haddam Youth & Family Services. Each year parent volunteers organize Project Graduation; an unforgettable, all-night, substance-free party which takes place immediately following graduation. This event allows all graduates to participate in one last celebration of their achievements together!
Once again, Coke Northeast sponsored The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire’s (ARLNH) Virtual Howl-O-Ween 5k, a dog-friendly, run/walk. ARLNH helps more than 2,000 cats, dogs, and small animals find loving homes in our community annually.
Coca-Cola East Hartford participated in a socially distant Trunk or Treat Drive along with CT River Valley Chamber of Commerce and Pratt & Whitney. The team provided more than 500 cars with Dasani water and had a great time!
This month, John Shabarekh of Coca-Cola Waterford, or more lovingly known as “Johnny Coke” celebrated his 80th birthday, pictured here with VP of Sales Center Operations Steve Perrelli! Thank you for your many years or service and being an incredible ambassador for our company.
Coca-Cola Seacoast celebrated the retirements of Cooler Service Technicians Paul Schill (33 years) and Elmer Sylvester (32 years). Thank you for your many years of great service!
Coca-Cola Westborough donated product and signage to the Jewish Healthcare Center in Worcester for its Halloween Parade put on by employees for their residents. The HR department went with a Coca-Cola theme and won first place for their costumes! Our associates in Westborough got into the Halloween spirit last month, too. Here's Sales Center Administrator, Diane Santimore, with her homemade Coca-Cola inspired costume!
Coca-Cola Providence held a pumpkin decorating contest for the children of its associates and the submissions were incredible! Everyone received a prize.