Xerox Foundation Makes $5,000 Donation to City
During the January 6 City Council meeting, current and former employees of Xerox presented a check to Mayor Tim Knapp, who accepted on behalf of the Council. The donation of $5,000 from the Xerox Community Foundation is designated for the purchase a convection oven for the Community Center kitchen and for advancing Library and Parks and Recreation programs. Mayor Tim Knapp said that the community benefits when businesses and their employees make these kinds of contributions.
Community Center staff and participants would like to thank the employees of Xerox and a private donor in Wilsonville for making the purchase of a new convection oven possible. The oven was one of the only items not replaced during last year's building renovation, and staff realized that recently that it was not operating efficiently. The previous oven had been purchased secondhand when the building was built in 1984. The new oven will allow for quicker meal preparation, and reduced use of energy.
The donation was also made to the Library Foundation, and the Parks and Recreation Department's Movies in the Park program.
The Xerox Community Involvement Program, based in Rochester, NY, has donated to a variety of City-funded efforts and non-profit organizations in Wilsonville since 2004, according to Dick Spence, retired logistics auditor for Xerox.
In addition to providing donations, Xerox employees volunteer their time in the community as part of the program, including participating in clean-up efforts at Engelman Park, serving lunches at the senior nutrition program, and making popcorn at Movies in the Park.
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