Through its Charitable Contributions Committee (CCC), Pergo recently partnered with several local organizations to make the winter season more enjoyable for families throughout North Carolina.

During November and December, Pergo employees collected winter coats and accessories for the “Coats for Children Telethon,” sponsored by CBS affiliate WRAL-TV in Raleigh.  In addition to the approximately 180 items contributed, Pergo presented a monetary donation to telethon organizers during the event, which was broadcast live on Dec. 12.  Since 1989, the “Coats for Children Telethon” has collected more than 103,000 coats and raised $1 million to purchase winter clothing for families assisted by the Salvation Army.

Also, in early December, employees at four Pergo corporate locations amassed a collection of games, bikes, musical instruments and other gifts for kids through the annual “Toys for Tots” campaign.  More than 350 toys were donated, and Pergo Corporate gave a Nintendo Wii gaming system to the Central Children’s Home in Oxford, N.C., which provides family-centered services to children and youth.  

“I’m proud of Pergo’s employees for once again showing generosity to the Raleigh area,” said George Kelley, CEO of Pergo North America.  “We are pleased to work with organizations that help families – especially children – during the winter season.”

Founded in 1999, the CCC aims to help residents in the communities where Pergo employees work and live.  Each year, the CCC supports various organizations and causes through both corporate contributions and individual employee donations.