BASF, of recently presented a $1,000 donation to Penrickton Center for Blind Children, in Taylor. Penrickton is a nonprofit residential and day care agency serving blind, multi-disabled children ages 1 through 12.
“Teaming up with Penrickton is about helping to make our community better,” said Greg Pflum, Vice President and General Manager – Midwest Hub for BASF in North America. "The Center has enriched the lives of many families in our community through the outstanding services it provides.”
"We appreciate BASF's generous donation and continued support,” said Kurt Sebaly, Executive Director for Penrickton Center for Blind Children. “Since the center's only means of funding stems from charitable donations and fundraisers, the donation from BASF helps us provide vital services to the children and their families.”
Communications Manager Marika Diamond said BASF provided the donation as a good corporate citizen. Penrickton Center for Blind Children doesn't receive any state or federal funds.
BASF’s Wyandotte site spans more than 2,100 acres and hosts multiple business groups, functions and manufacturing plants that produce a variety of urethane and specialty plastics products. The site employs about 1,200 full-time and contract employees.