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Loos & Co., Inc Supports Local Women and Girls
Loos & Co. Supports Local Women and Girls
Pomfret, CT, July 22, 2021— At Loos & Company, a diverse workforce is integral to a productive and enriching environment. Among that staff, from engineers to machinists, women know “the ropes” of the business.
That’s why the Pomfret company was proud to present a $500 check this week to the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut’s Northeast Women & Girls Fund.
In total, Loos & Company has recently awarded $3,000 in donations to local nonprofits, charities and social service groups.
This donation was made even more special through an anonymous donor who has matched all recent donations to the Northeast Women & Girls Fund, bringing the $500 donation to a total of $1,000.
Donations were made possible through Loos & Company employees choosing to receive a coronavirus vaccination. Once an employee received their vaccine, a $50 contribution was made to the general donation fund.
Employees were then asked to provide recommendations for local organizations to support.
The Women & Girls Fund was established in 1999 to help empower women of all ages in 11 communities in the southeastern portion of Connecticut. In 2013 the fund was expanded to serve women and girls in northeastern Connecticut, including Pomfret, Putnam, Killingly, Brooklyn, Woodstock and more.
“I’m thankful that we have the opportunity through our vaccination incentive program to not only protect our employees, but also support organizations who work within our local community to benefit at risk individuals and provide resources for historically underserved groups,” said Loos Quality Manager Meredith Breault.
Fund chairs Tina Lajoie and Laura Moorehead said the fund is used to support nonprofits that help women and girls in their personal, professional or educational goals. Past recipients have included Girl Scouts, United Services and the 4-H. Since its inception, the northeastern fund has awarded 44 grants totaling $92,500.
“We sincerely appreciate this donation,” said Moorehead. “We have a great group of people that work very hard to help women and girls in need.”
HR Manager Terri Falcone said there are currently seven leadership roles within Loos held by women.
“25 percent of our plant employees, including operators and supervisers, are women,” she said. “Women hold positions in every department of the company- including the engineering department where two of the last three hires are women.”
This is the sixth donation to be made by Loos & Company this summer. Donations were recently given to the Danielson United Methodist Church Food Pantry, the Pomfret Community/Senior Center, the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse, the Putnam Daily Bread Food Pantry and the Norwich St. Vincent de Paul Place.
Loos & Co., headquartered at 16B Mashamoquet Road in Pomfret Center, is the leader in the wire and cable industry. More information about Loos is available at loosco.com.