12.23.20 | Press Release
NEW YORK—This year’s unforeseen events have been difficult on many businesses and individuals, so as everyone was navigating the differences of a socially distanced holiday season, Berdon’s commitment to giving back to the community was something that needed to remain constant.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and employees not being able to provide in-person assistance, the Firm had to identify new and safe ways to give back—especially during the Holiday Season. As such, the Firm announced that it would be supporting Long Island Cares, the first food bank founded on Long Island, and invited employees to contribute to the cause through the organization’s Adopt-a-Family for Thanksgiving initiative. Altogether, the Firm and its employees were able to provide 11,570 pounds of food, which amounts to 9,599 meals for Long Islanders in need.
“I think many are grateful that they are in a position to give, so we saw an overwhelming interest in supporting others,” said Karen Bennett, Chief Human Resources Officer. “This made it even more important to find an opportunity, like the Adopt-a-Family for Thanksgiving program, where employees could still feel empowered to make a difference in an area that they feel passionately about.”
Continuing its spirit of giving through the December holidays, the Firm also made a donation on behalf of its clients and colleagues to both City Harvest and Island Harvest—organizations working to end hunger in communities throughout New York City and Long Island.
As we head into 2021, Berdon and its staff are looking forward to continuing to partner with other great community organizations in the New York Metro area as they strive to bring the true spirit of the holidays to their neighbors in need throughout the new year.