Recap of Donations Made by 4002 & You
4002 & You is made up of a group of companies: LeafGuard of Lake Erie, Bauer Specialty, BPM Housing, Bauer Specialty Commercial Services, and BNB Financial Services which share a connection to office operations at 4002 Main Street in Lawrence Park, Pennsylvania.
Monthly 4002 & You makes a donation to a charity and a kids’ clubs, kids’ groups, or kids’ program that is suggested by the employees of the companies. The story is shared on social media to help raise awareness for their cause. We hope you enjoy learning about these highlights and are encouraged to go make a difference for something that is important to you.
When you are a customer of any of our companies, you are helping us to give back and support our community. THANK YOU!
Cystic Fibrosis – Take Down CF
This 4002 & You Kids donation is from Alyson Dana of BNB Financial who was co-leader for her daughter’s second grade Girl Scout Troop. Here’s her story about their Troop and what the donation means to them.
This is most of our girls’ second year as a Girl Scout. We have been blessed with an amazing group of girls. Most of the money we raise is from Girl Scout cookie season sales. We have used the money to go on camping trips and an amazing overnight adventure to The Niagara Falls Aquarium. Some of the money is given back to our community. At Christmas, the girls put together care packages and made cards for our local Mercy Center for Women. Some of the girls got to personally give the gifts to women and children who reside there. It was an amazing experience to share with them. Our troop also donated time to our local food bank. We try to keep the girls involved in as much as we can!
Each year selling the Girl Scout Cookies there’s an option to pick who donated cookies go to. This is the first time we had our girls involved in a vote. They chose the Shriners Hospital for Children. I heard many of them talking and it sounded like the decision was because they wanted the cookies to go to kids like them. I’m very proud of our girls and pleased to be a part of this great organization.
Please encourage kids around you to get involved with activities that keep them learning, active and exposed to new things!
Relay for Life
Harbor Creek Little League
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Dave Gehrlein of BPM Housing brought the Erie County Vietnam Veterans Memorial forth because of his father, Gregory, who served in Vietnam and also contributed to the construction of the Memorial on the hill west of Veterans Stadium on State Street.
Ken Kensill chairman of Chapter 435 Vietnam Veterans of America who initiated the Memorial said, “Thank God we got it up before we all passed away. We are all getting older. There are a lot of us who are not healed yet from Vietnam. We hope this wall will bring healing. It is a place of peace for people to go.” Chapter 435 does many things in the continued support of all veterans to get the help they need upon returning to civilian life.
We’re thankful to all our veterans and glad to have been able to contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of this memorial.
Cowabunga Day Run/Benefit is in memory of Jax Stone. This event honors the memory of a brave child who lost his battle with DIPG (brainstem glioma) on July 27, 2014 at the age of nine.
Erie Special Olympics
4002 & You proudly partners with organizations to donate and spread awareness. This month we worked with Ami Iaquinta from the Erie Special Olympics! Thank you for taking the time to visit the office and chat with
Ronald McDonald House Charities
If you are feeling inspired to give you can find a donation box in
McDowell Hockey Club
Harbor Creek Junior High Track Club
Strings for a CURE
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month 4002 & You donated to StringsforaCURE. Elisa Guida shares how making jewelry from musician’s strings began funding for the charity. It’s amazing how far they have come and how many they help. Get a glimpse into what the brave women who battle breast cancer go through and how we can support one another. Part 1 here and the conclusion to the conversation here.
Erie Lake Effect Track Club
Safe Harbor Behavioral Health
Gift Cards to Families
Gift cards were given to families to help them during the holidays and help make things better during a time that can be tough for some.
2018 Video Recap
At the annual Christmas and Holiday Part in 2018 a video was used to share a little bit about the groups and charities that were brought forth as suggestions by the employees of the companies.