Danforth Invests in Cato – Meridian Central School District’s Positivity Project T – ShirtsTricia Herby
Last year, Danforth began working with the Cato – Meridian Central School District on an Energy Performance Contracting Project. An energy project typically involves removing old inefficient equipment, such as HVAC units, boilers and lighting, and replaces it with high efficiency equipment that will generate savings in dollars and energy use. The savings generated from the new equipment pay for the project itself, ensuring the cost is not incurred by the school district or tax payers. When the EPC began, the Danforth team wanted to demonstrate to Cato – Meridian CSD that they had selected a partner, not just a contractor. As a partner, we know the importance of integrating into the school district’s community. A recent project that Cato – Meridian CSD was working on allowed Danforth to do just that.
In its second year, Cato – Meridian CSD’s Positivity Project Campaign “empowers students to build strong positive relationships” with the belief that “relationships are the cornerstone of health, happiness and resilience.” As part of this campaign, the entire district of students and faculty wear their “Positivity Project” t-shirts as they volunteer and build relationships in the community. Every grade level performs some type of volunteer work in the community. The work has ranged from collecting gently used clothing to working in the Rescue Mission’s Soup Kitchen.
Danforth was proud to donate $3,000, the remaining proceeds needed for the district to reach this year’s t – shirt goal for the Positivity Project. With this donation, Cato – Meridian CSD was able to purchase t-shirts for incoming students and faculty. This is a great example of Danforth’s vision to build meaningful relationships from coast to coast. As we continue to build relationships, it is important for us to integrate and invest in those communities we serve.
Our team is looking forward to continued partnerships with communities in the Central New York Region.