Mactac® and its employees in three locations closed out a challenging 2020 by giving back to local communities. In the final weeks of 2020, employees at Mactac’s Stow location provided eight area families in need with clothes, toys, grocery and gas cards, diapers, and more.

The donation effort was part of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Adopt A Family program. Mactac partnered with the hospital to identify families within the Stow and Cuyahoga Falls city limits who were in need of assistance and facing unthinkable hardships, such as a child with a complex illness or a child facing a shortened life expectancy, needing increased hospital stays, home care services, etc.

“Mactac cares deeply for the communities it serves and our company and employees are grateful to be able to help others—especially during times like these when so many are facing added difficulties,” said Brittany Eppley, corporate Marketing Communications manager.

Employees at Mactac’s Columbus, Ind., and Scranton, Pa., locations also ended the year with the community in mind. In a unique expression of gratitude, Mactac employees came together to honor and thank the heroes of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, which serves and protects the employees of Mactac’s Indiana location.

After learning of the recent passing of Diesel, a K-9 deputy who was part of a life-saving traffic stop for Mactac employee Nikki Gibson, Mactac donated a large painted portrait of K-9 Diesel to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office. Gibson, along with Ryan Smith, Columbus plant manager, and Carl Holt, Human Resources manager, presented the portrait to the Sheriff’s Office on December 18. The portrait was also featured in an honorary ceremony in which U.S. Representative Greg Pence presented the Congressional Record honoring K-9 Officer Diesel.

“I am blown away by the support that the community has given and that an encounter I had with a person made an impact,” said Bartholomew County Deputy Matt Bush, Diesel’s partner. “It shows that what we do matters.”

Sheriff Matt Myers added, “The thoughtfulness and empathy of Bartholomew County residents like Nikki Gibson, lifts us up every single day.”

In Scranton, Mactac employees donated more than five large bags of winter clothing for children who receive support and services from Saint Joseph Center, a local organization for those with special needs. The Scranton team also gave a generous monetary donation to the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, which provides hot meals for those in need.

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