Charitable Giving

We are proud of our Maine roots and part of being ‘Mainers’ comes a dedication to helping our community. As a company we sponsor multiple local organizations throughout the year, including the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine (RMHC). Additionally, we encourage our employees to donate and volunteer their time to causes important to them through our employee gift matching program, myPDAGives.

In 2017, our employees:

    

RMHC Sponsorship

At their Ronald McDonald Houses in Portland and Bangor, and their Ronald McDonald Family Room at Maine Medical Center, RMHC provides comfort, care and compassion to families while their child seeks treatment. PDA is grateful for the opportunity to support their mission to keep families close by “adopting” three guest rooms each year.

In 2017, our sponsored guest rooms served:

    

How One PDA Employee Gives

Christopher Mullen, Technical Claim Consultant at PDA, volunteers with a number of organizations on his own but also helps coordinate volunteer events for PDA employees. As a member of our Culture Committee, Chris works to ensure our employees have opportunities to support many organizations in our great community.

Chris spends the majority of his volunteering time with The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, RMHC Maine and Preble Street Soup Kitchen.

      

“I give my time to these organizations, and others, because I feel blessed with a great family and community and I want to help those who may not be as fortunate as I am. I feel that donating my time and energy is the best way I can help people. There is nothing better than knowing I am helping someone at a time that they need an extra hand and support. Having been through some challenging times myself, I know that the little extra effort someone makes can have a huge and lasting impact.”

At The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Chris organizes annual holiday toy drives and serves as point of contact for families of children born with a cleft lip/palate.

Chris volunteers for RMHC Maine by participating in their “Fill the Lot with Love” fundraisers and preparing dinner at guest chef nights. He organizes fundraisers and tab top collection at this church.

Chris also spends one day a month assisting with meal prep and service at Preble Street Soup Kitchen and St. Vincent Soup Kitchen.

“Giving back to the community is very important to me and I feel fortunate to work for a company that encourages employee giving through their matching gifts program and through company sponsored volunteer events. PDA’s involvement in the community allows me to support some of my favorite organizations, while also learning about new ones that are important to other employees.”