Hundreds of area school children are heading back to class in style thanks to the generosity of PSEG Long Island employees. Throughout the summer, employees in all PSEG Long Island offices donated school supplies for an annual employee-initiated school supply drive.
Thousands of boxes of crayons, pencils and pens, notebooks and binders, rulers, scissors, and other essentials were collected by the company’s Employee Outreach Council (EOC). Then, in assembly line fashion, the various back-to-school items were packed into nearly 400 PSEG Long Island logoed backpacks and distributed by employee volunteers to a variety of grassroots agencies and organizations across Long Island and the Rockaways for area school children to enjoy.
The PSEG Long Island Employee Outreach Council’s mission is to coordinate support for the specific needs of the communities it serves in order to build and strengthen connections between PSEG Long Island, its employees and its neighbors.
Dozens of PSEG Long Island employees also helped several local organizations distribute donated school supplies to children at various events throughout Long Island and the Rockaways hosted by Family Service League, LIADV (Long Island Against Domestic Violence), New Hour, Salvation Army and the United Way.
“So many of our employees raise their hand for these back-to-school events and it’s so heartwarming,” said Suzanne Brienza, PSEG Long Island director of customer experience and utility marketing. “Supporting children in the communities we serve is another way we give back to our customers.”