Community Involvement

Putnam Teams Up With Bryant University & Heads to Japan!

This past year, Putnam Plastics teamed up with Bryant University’s International Business program. The goal of this project was to help support student experiential learning. Involvement in this program enabled us to partner with a Bryant student consulting team consisting of senior year BSIB students. Led by Bryant University faculty, and coordinated and managed by staff from John H. Chafee Center for International Business, students researched and formulated a targeted business practicum capstone course project.

 

11th Annual Particle Accelerator: June 10th!

Putnam is a proud sponsor of the United Services of Connecticut's 11th Annual Particle Accelerator: A Day of Music and Hope held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 on Main Street in downtown Putnam. This is a FREE, all day music festival that features 20 bands playing music of all genres and for all ages. This event begins at noon and will continue until 9 p.m. 

This event's goal is "to raise funds and awareness to support Mental Health First Aid Training, a United Services public education initiative that helps the public identify people in the midst of a mental health crisis more readily and get them the resources and professional help they need before they harm themselves or others."

Have You Visited The New YMCA?

Have you been to the new Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center in Putnam yet? It’s incredible! This new center serves local communities, offering an abundance of wellness options including a lap pool, fitness center, gym, steam room, and endless group exercise classes. As a company that strongly encourages and supports health and wellness initiatives for their employees, Putnam Plastics also supports many local programs, including the YMCA. Founder and CEO, Jim Dandeneau has been a longtime supporter of the Y, sitting on the board and donating thousands to their Capital Campaign. If you haven’t had a chance yet, stop by for a tour and be sure to check out Putnam Plastics Health and Wellness Center.

Annual Holiday Raffle

During our annual holiday raffle, we raised over $1,200, along with boxes upon boxes of canned goods, and hats & gloves! All proceeds will be donated to our local food pantry, the American Heart Association in memory of Putnam Plastics' employee Bob Danna who lost his life recently to a heart attack, and to help cover funeral expenses for Putnam employee, Anthony Laurenzo's son, Dylan who recently passed.

O'Putnam 5k

Putnam Plastics kicked off this year's running season with the Courthouse O'Putnam 5K. This St. Paddy's Day themed race was a great way to support our health and wellness initiatives, as well as our local commiunity. Thanks to the support of the Putnam Plastics Wellness Program, fourteen team members were able to enter and successfully complete the race.

Tis the Season

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Putnam Plastics family spread some holiday cheer to local families in need. This year, we adopted a five year old boy, a nine year boy and a twelve year old girl, as well as ran a hat and glove drive. Generous employees' donations not only fulfilled but exceeded our adopted kids' wish list this year. 

Give Thanks

Each year Putnam Plastics hosts the annual golf tournament at local CT National Golf Club in Putnam, CT. This year, to enter the tournament, employees were encouraged to make a donation. A big thank you to all that participated!

Season of Giving

This holiday season the Putnam Plastics family held a 50/50 raffle to benefit both an employee and a charity. A total of $667 was raised through raffle ticket sales. The winner of the raffle, Rick Lupien, took home 50% of the earnings while the other half will be donated to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. The Sandy Hook School Support Fund "provides support services to the families and community that has been affected."

Halloween at Putnam Plastics

Putnam Plastics was fortunate enough to make it through Hurricane Sandy unscathed. Our thoughts go out to all of those affected. Just a day after the storm swept through town, the Putnam Plastics family came together to lift spirits with a company wide "costume party" that benefited the local food pantry.

Annual Charity Golf Classic

This past Friday, Putnam Plastics joined sister company, Foster Corporation for our annual Golf Classic. The tournament was held at the Connecticut National Golf Course in Putnam, CT. This year $2,343 was raised to benefit the American Diabetes Association!