Crane Co. founder, R.T. Crane, valued giving back to the local community and over a century ago, he implemented The Crane Fund for Widows and Children (CFWC). The CFWC makes contributions to charitable organizations that provide direct assistance to underserved populations in the communities where Crane operates. Each year CP&S is allotted money from the CFWC to donate to local organizations that our associates are personally involved in. The CFWC is a way for associates to give more to causes they are passionate about and a way for CP&S to invest in the communities our associates live and work in. During 2021 CP&S was able to make contributions to 10 different organizations. Each of these organizations provides help to the local community through its resources or funding to benefit those that need their services.
1. Rustic Hope is a non-profit organization that offers free support to single mothers before, during and after delivery. Some of the services they provide are temporary housing, transportation, food, clothing, baby supplies, daycare, adoption information and more.
2. Buckeye Gospel Barn is a food shelter to the local community in Logan County and has been in operation for over 18 years.
3. The Troy Rec Center was formed in 1941 in Troy, OH. The Rec provides a supervised fun location for local teens to come after school. Teens can meet with their friends and enjoy playing pool, basketball, homework or just hanging out.
4. The Elizabeth New Life Center has been serving at risk pregnant women since their opening in 1989. The Center assists expectant mothers through their array of resources and ability to assist in paying for quality medical care.
5. The Salvation Army in Piqua, Ohio serves the local community with their Summer Feeding Program. Through the Summer Feeding Program, the Salvation Army delivers lunches to local children who do not have access to healthy, warm lunches during the summer while school is out.
6. Habitat For Humanity of Champaign County has built over 116 quality, affordable houses for families at a zero percent interest rate. While also providing maintenance, budgeting and financial education classes free of charge to those in the community.
7. Pink Ribbon Girls is an organization that was founded by breast cancer survivors who have a passion for supporting and empowering others currently in the fight against breast and gynecologic cancers. Some of the services they provide are healthy meals, housecleaning, rides to treatment and peer support.
8. The Bethany Center provides free lunches during the week to local citizens in the community while also operating as a food and clothing bank.
9. Midwest Food Resources is a Canadian food resource center that allows access to healthy, nourishing food to those who cannot afford it or do not have the resources to prepare it.
10. Bikers against Child Abuse, Oklahoma Chapter, exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children.
*Picture will be updated when check is presented at next chapter meeting.
CP&S is proud to have donated over $45,000 to these organizations to make a lasting impact in the lives of those in our surrounding communities.