SeaComm’s Pay-It-Forward Program recently won the 2020 Diamond Award in the Ongoing Event category. This initiative has enabled SeaComm staff to perform random acts of kindness in the communities they serve since 2017! Continue reading to learn about our most recent events in Northern New York and Vermont…
Delivering pizza to healthcare workers: In August, SeaComm purchased and delivered 50 pizzas to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg. This was SeaComm’s effort to show appreciation for our local healthcare workers during this trying time. Pictured from left are SeaComm’s Ogdensburg Branch Manager Danielle Uppstrom and Claxton-Hepburn Pharmacist Jason Demers.
Paying for parking costs at the Massena Town Beach: Also in August, SeaComm paid for parking costs at the town beach for an entire week! The first ten cars to arrive each day were able to take advantage of this gesture. Beachgoers also received a SeaComm beach bag filled with items such as beach balls, water bottle fans, drink cozy’s, reusable straws and more. Pictured from left are beachgoers Justin and Nickola Tremblay, along with their children Dean and Aurora.
Donating backpacks and school supplies to local school districts: SeaComm delivered backpacks and school supplies to the Edwards-Knox school district in Hermon, and the Essex-Westford school district in Essex Junction, VT. The donated supplies included notebooks, paper, binders, folders, backpacks, writing utensils, and more. Pictured from left are SeaComm’s Canton Branch Manager Barb Bessette, Edwards-Knox Superintendent Erin Woods, and Edwards-Knox Community School Site Coordinator Jennifer Hotaling.
Providing moviegoers with free admission at the drive-in: This fall, SeaComm covered the admission costs for moviegoers at the Sunset Drive-In located in Colchester, VT, and the 56 Drive-In, in Massena. Moviegoers were greeted by SeaComm staff and treated to a free night at the drive-in. SeaComm supplied two Kindle Fire tablets as the top prizes for the costume contest, which was part of the First Annual 56 Drive-In Frightfest. Pictured from left are SeaComm Assistant Branch Manager Megan Spoon and Branch Manager Joanne Langdon.
Covering the cost of produce at local farmers markets: In October, SeaComm covered the cost of produce for patrons of the Canton Farmers Market and the Common Roots Market in South Burlington, VT. More than 125 individuals were surprised with vouchers valued at $30, and a reusable grocery tote. Pictured from left are Canton Farmers Market Manager Lizzy Parson and SeaComm Assistant Branch Manager Elizabeth LeValley.
Paying for apples and donuts at Banker Orchards: SeaComm recently covered the cost of apples and donuts at Banker Orchards, in Plattsburgh. Beginning at 9am, the first 200 individuals to arrive at the orchard on Friday, October 23, received either one peck of apples or one dozen apple-cider donuts free! Patrons also received a reusable tote bag filled with fun items. Pictured from left are SeaComm Assistant Vice President of Retail Operations & Regional Manager Yvonne Alterie, SeaComm Marketing-Communications Specialist Tyler LeBoeuf, Banker Orchards Patron Nicole Gillespie, and SeaComm Business Development Representative Jonathan Manor.