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J.N. Phillips Collects Items for "Cradles to Crayons"

JN Phillips Auto Glass chief operating officers Neil Laudenslager, director of distribution, and Maureen Confalone, controller, volunteer to sort and distribute items for needy children.

This holiday season, JN Phillips Auto Glass has been working with Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit service organization that distributes much-needed items to children through community health centers, hospitals, shelters, schools and other programs in a clothing drive called "Warm Hearts - Warm Homes." The company provided drop-off locations at all of its facilities up until December 5 for new and almost-new children's items.

"This is the first year we tried this," says Dick Weisburg, a company spokesperson.

In addition to collecting the items, some employees took it a step further.

JN Phillips Auto Glass chief operating officer and director of operations Bob Perry wraps up an order for a needy child at the Cradles to Crayons distribution center.

"JN Phillips employees have volunteered time and they actually go to Cradles to Crayons and they help sort and distribute the merchandise we've collected, so we carry it through all the way," Weisburg says.

Volunteerism is not only encouraged—employees are rewarded for it too. Weisburg says employees can earn up to 8 hours of paid leave for contributing time to charitable efforts such as this one.

Cradles to Crayons is a charity developed is to provide, free of charge, to children living in homeless and low income situations, from birth to pre-teen, the basic things they need to be safe and warm, according to company officials.

This is not the first year the company has taken on a holiday effort; in the past they have been involved with the "Toys for Tots" program

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