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Celebrating 100 years, Kuiken Brothers gives back

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New Jersey-based, nine-unit pro dealer Kuiken Brothers completed a three-day volunteer commitment to Paterson Habitat for Humanity’s 2012 Corporate Challenge. Forty-five Kuiken Brothers employees, collectively, volunteered 360 man-hours on a new home construction project in Paterson, N.J.

The event was one way for Kuiken Brothers to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

“The Paterson Habitat for Humanity Corporate Challenge is a way for Kuiken Brothers’ employees to further participate in our local communities,” said Douglas Kuiken, president of Kuiken Brothers. “Kuiken Brothers and its employees decided to become actively involved in providing their time and talent to Paterson Habitat as part of our 100th anniversary celebration plans. It feels great to contribute not only financially and with goods and services, but also with good old-fashion hard work. It’s personally fulfilling as well as a team-building experience for all of us.” 

This year’s Corporate Challenge involved more than three dozen companies from the tri-state area. Teams of employees worked half-day shifts during the four-week fundraiser. At lunch, volunteers met incoming families and Habitat staff members so they could put faces behind their efforts. One hundred percent of funds raised by this event goes toward building Paterson Habitat houses.

“Kuiken Brothers is a valued corporate partner as well as a valued vendor,” said Gina Damiano, Paterson Habitat for Humanity resource development manager. “The company has worked closely with Paterson Habitat since our first building project in 1984.”

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