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Solar Innovations® Supports Ronald McDonald House Charities with Largest Solar Cares Donation to Date

March 22, 2017

Solar Innovations® Architectural Glazing Systems, a custom manufacturer of sliding, folding, and stacking glass walls, doors, windows, and screens; sunrooms; greenhouses; skylights; and curtain walls; donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania.

PINE GROVE, PA – Solar Innovations® Architectural Glazing Systems announced the conclusion of the first quarter fundraiser of Solar Cares, a campaign dedicated to giving back to the surrounding community. Employees raised funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania, a non-profit organization based in Hershey, PA that provides temporary housing for families of seriously ill children who are being treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. By allowing families to stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Hershey and the Ronald McDonald Family Room, this program keeps families together when children need their support the most.

ronald mcdonald house charitiesWith 74.1% of office employees donating, Solar Innovations® surpassed the team goal. Including team member donations and company match, a total of $2,575.00 will be donated to the local charity.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania includes the Ronald McDonald House and the Family Room. The House is located in Hershey, PA and houses out-of-town families for the duration of a child’s treatment at Penn State. The Family Room is located within the Children’s Hospital and offers a comfortable living room and sleeping space for family members with children so ill that leaving the hospital is not an option. The Family Room is also available for those who live too close to be eligible to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Services, including home-cooked meals, laundry, showers, internet access, play areas, entertainment, and transportation are provided at the House and Family Room at no cost to the families. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania have personally and positively impacted the lives of several Solar Innovations® team members.

The Solar Cares campaign launched in October of 2015. For the inaugural fundraiser, team members raised over $1,700 for the Breast Cancer Research Fund at the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute in Hershey, PA. In December 2015 the team participated in the Adopt-a-Family program, providing presents for a local family in addition to $1,700 raised by the team, which was used to purchase additional gifts and donate to the Salvation Army Corporation in Pottsville, PA. Solar Cares continued in 2016 with donations of over $1,500 worth of food to the Williams Valley and Pine Grove area food pantries, $1,300 worth of pet food, toys, and supplies to local SPCAs in the Schuylkill and Lebanon counties, and $1,850 in donations to the Schuylkill United Way “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive. Solar Cares participated in Adopt-a-Family once more in 2016, this time providing gifts and $1,900 for four local Schuylkill and Lebanon county families.

Solar Innovations® is a single source provider of custom glazed structures, skylights, windows, and doors. Their extensive product line ranges from greenhouse to sunrooms, to folding glass walls. To learn more about Solar Innovations®, its products, the Solar Cares campaign, or to request a brochure, visit www.solarinnovations.com, contact skylight@solarinnovations.com or call 800-618-0669.