MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., one of the nation’s leading distributors of metalworking and industrial supplies, contributed $15,000 in support of United Way’s YouthBuild Long Island initiative. MSC senior associates also welcomed YouthBuild students to their corporate headquarters in Melville, helping the students to learn about the history of the company, customer relations, distributing, marketing, advertising, human resources and more.
“At MSC we recognize the key role education plays in shaping the future of our youth,” said Alessandra Cavalluzzi, Senior Manager of Community Relations, MSC. “We are firmly committed to sponsoring programs that provide opportunities to learn important skills, while also enriching the lives of students. Youth Build Long Island is a perfect example of such a program. We are thrilled about this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these young adults, and we look forward to a continued partnership with the United Way in supporting our communities at large.”
“We are truly delighted to have the opportunity to partner with United Way and YouthBuild Long Island,” said Eileen McGuire, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, MSC. “Working together helps to support our founder, Sid Jacobson’s philosophy of giving back. The YouthBuild students are an incredible and talented group of young people.”
YouthBuild is a youth and community-development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people, ages 18 to 24, work towards their GEDs or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable Green housing for low- to moderate-income people, and participating in leadership development activities in their communities.
Pictured (l-r): Edward Stevens; Destiny Blackwell; Eileen McGuire; Alessandra Cavalluzzi; Theresa Regnante, President & CEO, United Way of Long Island; Shelton Thomas; Ramelle Dixon; Sandra Mahoney, Vice President, Educational Initiatives, United Way of Long Island