Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The BVC Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Being successful in business is about more than doing well. It’s also about doing good.

With that in mind, the Volunteer Center and several corporate and nonprofit partners launched the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council (BVC) ten years ago. Now, it's time to celebrate! We hope you'll join members and supporters of the BVC on Thursday, February 11, from 6-8 pm, for an anniversary party at the Hilton Woodcliff Lake. Click here for tickets.

Since its inception in January of 2000, employee volunteers at 31 BVC member companies have worked on behalf of low-income children and families, generating and distributing more than $1 million in resources. More than 4,000 foster children have been provided with backpacks filled with personal care items, socks, underwear and gifts. Approximately 13,000 children in Head Start programs have received new books to encourage love of reading and to foster literacy. The yearly August back-to-school supply drive has generated almost $325,000 worth of school gear for non-profit organizations and schools, while the annual summer food drive has resulted in over $223,000 worth of food and grocery store gift certificates being distributed to low-income families who rely on school meal programs that are not available when school is out.

The mission of the nationally-recognized BVC is to provide leadership in meeting community needs, especially those of children and families, by mobilizing employee volunteers. The BVC is sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County.

Representatives from area companies who are interested in learning more about the BVC are encouraged to join in the 10th Anniversary Celebration. The cost is $25.00 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres, pasta, dessert and cocktails. Click here to purchase your tickets (RSVP by February 5) or call Amanda Missey (201) 489-9454 Ext. 119 for more information.

1 comment:

Canadian college said...

Congrats to BVC, their education staff & students on its 10th anniversary.

Great achievemetn by BVC to complete 10 years in education field.