CHICAGO, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Gerber Collision & Glass ("Gerber")
hosted their 5th Annual Peanut Butter Rally on June 8 at locations in Rockford and Loves
Park, Illinois. The rally collects peanut butter and cash donations to
help the Rock River Valley Pantry feed hungry children throughout the
Local radio stations broadcasted live from both shops while Gerber
employees served lunch to the crowd and gathered donations throughout
Last year Gerber collected 2,232 pounds of peanut butter and established
a goal to collect 2,500 pounds this year. Through the support of team
members in their 44 Illinois and Indiana locations, in addition to
staff at Gerber's national call centers, customers and the local
Enterprise Rent-A-Car offices, Gerber collected cash and peanut butter
equivalent to 6,909 pounds of peanut butter.
"Knowing the kindness of our teams in Illinois and Indiana, along with
the support from our valued partners at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, I never
doubted that we would exceed our established goal. However, collecting
a combination of Peanut Butter and cash donations equal to 6,909 pounds
of peanut butter went beyond all expectations," said Jim Maliszewski,
Director - Program Management & Centralized Support.
Kim Bakke, Executive Director, Rock River Valley Pantry said, "This
donation of peanut butter will assist more than 5,000 families during
the summer months. Gerber Collision & Glass, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and
their supporters will impact the lives of many families that are
struggling to provide for their children."
In addition to the rally, Gerber accepts donations of non-perishable
food items as well as funds throughout the year at their Rockford and
Loves Park locations, and those who donate receive an air freshener as
a token of appreciation for their donation to the Rock River Valley
Gerber Collision & Glass is proud to support many community initiatives.
"Gerber Collision & Glass is about helping others, whether that means
restoring a customer's damaged vehicle after an unfortunate event or
contributing to meaningful causes in the communities we serve," said
About Gerber Collision and Glass
Gerber Collision & Glass operates 141 collision repair centers in
fourteen states under the names Gerber Collision & Glass, True2Form
Collision & Glass, and Master Collision Repair and provides quality
collision repair and auto glass repair and replacement.
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