May 10, 2012
-- PEACHTREE CITY, GA
– SIGVARIS employees recently donated thousands of personal care items and used them to fill 80 beautifully decorated shoeboxes in an effort to support the United Way of Metro-Atlanta’
s annual Shoebox Project. The shoeboxes will be delivered to women and children in homeless shelters throughout the 13-county metro-area region on Mother’s Day 2012.
“Our sales representatives are constantly on the road and were happy to collect shampoo and other personal care items from their travels,” says Elaine May, director of customer care at SIGVARIS. “In addition, employees generously brought items to help provide much-needed toiletries and small activities to women and children living in local homeless shelters.”
SIGVARIS’ boxes included shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, facial tissues, first aid kits, coloring books, small games, crayons, hand lotions and other personal care items.
“As a company, it’s nice for us to take time to give to others that are in need,” May adds. “We hope the shoeboxes collected for the United Way in conjunction with this project will not only help create a brighter Mother’s Day for many individuals, but also, provide some much needed supplies for women and children.”
This year, the combined efforts of organizations, like SIGVARIS, have allowed the United Way to beat last year’s total of 18,000 shoebox donations. “We are amazed once again at the strong community support for this year’s Shoebox Project,” says David Graves, director of media and marketing services for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.
To learn more about SIGVARIS, visit www.sigvarisus.com
. For more information about the Shoebox Project, visit www.unitedwayatlanta.org/shoeboxproject
. About SIGVARIS
SIGVARIS® North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 50 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of chronic venous disorders. Our US manufacturing plant is located in Peachtree City, GA. For more information, please visit www.sigvarisus.com. SIGVARIS, LIFE FOR LEGS and the leg icon are trademarks of SIGVARIS AG in Switzerland and are registered in many countries worldwide.