Each year around the holidays, PSC directs charitable contributions to local organizations helping people in need. The process of selecting where PSC gives donations is administered by our volunteer internal Charitable Giving Committee.
This year, the committee requested nominations from all employees. They asked for a focus on organizations operating within the regions where PSC does business and that we look for organizations that support those unable to meet their basic needs of food, water and shelter due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The results are in and donations have been made to the following organizations, one in each of the regions where PSC operates.
- In Asia Pacific, we’ve made a donation to KidsCan. KidsCan in New Zealand provides the essentials like food, clothing, and health items to Kiwi kids affected by poverty so they can participate in learning and have an opportunity for a better future.
- In Europe, Newcastle Food Bank Westend has received a donation from PSC. This foodbank is one of the biggest in the UK, providing three days of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. More than 26,000 UK families were served in the first half of 2020.
- In North America, employees nominated the First Nations Development Institute, which improves economic conditions for Native Americans through direct financial grants, technical assistance and training, and advocacy and policy.
“I’m really proud that PSC is able to give in meaningful ways to the organizations in our own communities through our Charitable Giving Committee. These donations are one way we can give back during the COVID-19 crisis, helping to keep people safe, warm and fed.” – PSC CEO Alex Boyd