Community service plays an important role in the operations at Lockrey Manufacturing. Every year, employees donate a portion of their bonus money and time to volunteer at two handpicked organizations. There is also a Christmas raffle every year that raises money and donates to a selected charity or foundation.
Employees and their families are willing and ready to do whatever is asked of them and always end the day with a smile on their face knowing the good deeds that were done. The organizations that are chosen are nominated by Lockrey employees and narrowed down by a company wide vote until two of the events are left.
Giving back to the community has been one of the biggest factors of Lockrey's employee ownership program, which empowers the employees by having them decide which charitable events to participate in. These events have range from building structures, 5k walks, planting trees, volunteering time, and many other money raising events.
Please look through some of the images to the left to see some of the recent examples of community service provided by Lockrey Manufacturing. If you are in the Toledo area, and have a suggestion for a community service event, please contact us at 419-476-1324.
Below are the most recent projects that Lockrey has participated in:
Bittersweet Farms - May 18, 2016
Bittersweet Farms is a special facility that provides services for adults and adolescents with autism. It was opened in the 1980’s by a Toledo Public School teacher named Bettye Ruth Kay.
Bittersweet Farms is a working farm where residents can see the fruits of their labor. With four locations in the OH area (Whitehouse, Pemberville, Lima and Middletown), the people behind this wonderful cause keep busy year round.
Lockrey volunteers did a little bit of everything including planting new flowerbeds, building sheds, repairing fences and digging up trees. A good time was had by everyone involved!
For more information on Bittersweet Farms, please visit their website at www.bittersweetcsa.org
Lucas County Pit Crew – May 16, 2015
The Lucas County Pit Crew is committed to helping Pit Bull Terrier like dogs in our local area through education, advocacy, training assistance, spay/neuter promotion/foster care and adoption. Pit Crew defines themselves as a FOR PURPOSE organization because they are making a positive difference in our community each and every day.
Lockrey volunteers had the privilege to assist in two events for the Lucas County Pit Crew. On May 9th, during the annual Run for the Bulls 5K, Lockrey volunteers helped with registration, dog walking, set-up, and tear down, water stations and anything else that was asked of them. On May 16th, volunteers helped with painting an organization of the Pit Crew facility where the dogs are housed while awaiting adoption. As always, smiles were abundant and lots of fun was had by all at both events.
Walk to Defeat ALS – October 05, 2014
The ALS Association was established in 1985 as the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig ’s disease on every front. The nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
Lockrey volunteers were able to assist with many aspects of the Northern Ohio Chapters “Walk to Defeat ALS”. Assistance was given with setting up, taking down, organization, kid’s activities, parking and anywhere else needed. Lots of associates showed up ready and willing to assist in any way possible from beginning to end. A great time was had by all.
The Beach House - May 10, 2014
The Beach House is a local non-profit family shelter that has been assisting homeless women and families in the Toledo area since 1921. Beach House provides shelter, food, clothing referrals, personal hygiene items and transportation to many people every year. The facility is able to assist hundreds of individuals and households due to the generous donations of Toledo area businesses and residents.
Lockrey volunteers were able to assist with multiple projects at The Beach House including installing a new patio area, cleaning up and planting new flowerbeds and removing an old playground structure and prepping the area for a new one to be installed. There were lots of hands working on these projects including help from current residents/children at the Beach House. Lots of fun was had by all who attended.