Philanthropic Printers — The Gift of Giving
The McClung Companies of Waynesboro, VA, has a history of community involvement. As a “large local printer,” McClung supports a needy family in the Salvation Army’s Christmas program, has donated funds for Katrina relief and sponsors fund-raising events for the Greater Augusta (VA) Regional Chamber of Commerce.
It also raised record funds for the company’s United Way campaign, gives 10 percent of its net profits to community organizations, and donates printing to those same organizations. The company’s president/owner, Tom Trevillian, has also served on many non-profit boards, including the YMCA, United Way and Chamber of Commerce.
Training “Special” Youths
Of all its charitable acts, however, Trevillian admits that the most memorable and lasting effort involves the training and employment of a “special” student from the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fisherville, VA. The McClung Companies has trained three students thus far, but this year’s pupil, a 20-year-old deaf mute originally from Ethiopia, made a lasting impression.
“Everyone at McClung would agree that we have been rewarded by our efforts to help Simon,” says Trevillian. “Each time our company has volunteered to train one of these students, it has been a valuable opportunity for us to grow in our abilities and teach our trade to a young person.”
John Rosenthal, president of Southampton, PA-based Digital Color Graphics, is the man with a plan and the generosity to carry it out. He has either served on the boards of many civic, social, religious and non-profit organizations or has worked closely with them, often providing their printed materials at discount prices (and sometimes for free, depending on need).
Some of these non-profits include the Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia, MS Society and Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation. (Rosenthal’s wife is a breast and lung cancer survivor, which has inspired him to become active as a cancer research advocate and philanthropist.) Digital Color Graphics also gives a percentage of every dollar spent at the print shop to cancer research.