Live to help, help to live
At Harley-Davidson in York County, supporting the United Way is a year-round endeavor.
In 2017, the push began early with a community day during which employees got to hear more about local programs. Representatives from area organizations funded by United Way spoke about their work, sharing stories in hopes of expanding awareness.
“That really helps employees think about where their donation goes,” says Rob, who headed up Harley-Davidson’s fundraising this year.
Later in the year, an open house event gave employees another opportunity to talk with United Way representatives, offering everything from more stories to a dunk tank and commemorative poker chips.
At last, in October, the final push for annual donations was on. That’s a time each year when Kennedy is humbled by his coworkers’ giving spirit and by their commitment to the community.
“Generosity flows in the blood of the people who walk the floors of this factory,” he says. “It’s amazing to see how they’re always willing to help.”