Giving Back for Community Good

Community involvement and being a good neighbor is important to all lead battery recyclers and manufacturers. The lead battery industry and its employees are pillars of their communities.

The Power of Community Involvement

The lead battery industry’s contributions to their communities go beyond providing economic benefits. Through volunteer initiatives, support for local charities, scholarship opportunities and research partnerships with colleges and universities, employees commit themselves to improving the communities where they work and live.

Manufacturers and recyclers find creative ways to give back to their communities through sponsorship of organizations like Power Soccer, a competitive team sport for disabled people who use electric wheelchairs powered by lead batteries.

The industry seeks to play an active role in their communities and beyond. They contribute to dozens of charities, such as the American Red Cross and United Way as well as to local schools and fire companies. During the holidays, employees share goodwill through food drives, toy collection programs and “adoption” of families’ wish lists to help their holiday dreams come true.

community connects us mobile mammography

Removing Barriers to Healthcare Access

Two of Berks County’s major employers, EnerSys and East Penn Manufacturing Company, were leading sponsors making Reading Hospital’s dream of a new Mobile Mammography Coach a reality. The purpose of the Mobile Mammography Coach is to increase access to breast screenings and raise patient awareness of the importance of early detection.

The coach aims to serve more than 4,000 women in its first year, attending over 200 Berks County events and reaching women (and men) across all ages and cultural groups in the region.

At the end of the day, it’s not about the Company you represent, it’s about coming together in support of the same common goal – serving the people in our communities.

David Shaffer, President and CEO, EnerSys

Giving back with youth music program

Making Music to Make a Difference

Stryten Energy Team Member Darryl Chamberlain saw a need in his community, so he stepped up – in a big way. When the Kansas City school system cut back music programs, Darryl created one from scratch and gave kids the life-changing opportunity to play in a band.

Read more about the remarkable difference one person can make.

Lead battery industry community involvement by employees of the Hammond Group Inc.

Contributing to Where We Live and Work

Manufacturers and recyclers value their footprint in the community and work hard to make sure they are making positive contributions to the areas where their employees live and work. Shown here are employees of Hammond Group Inc. working with Habitat for Humanity in Indiana.

Supporting the Local Community

We’re proud to be good neighbors. Watch how the lead battery industry’s contributions to their communities go beyond providing economic benefits.

Dr. Cora Lind-Kovacs

I was fascinated by the many facets of lead batteries that I never knew existed…

Dr. Cora Lind-Kovacs, Professor, UToledo Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry