See’s Candies donates more than $150,000 worth of candy to hospitals in Oregon and Washington
What: In advance of Easter, five local See’s Candies shops are donating more than $150,000, or 6,800 pounds, of candy to various hospitals throughout Clark County in Washington and Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County in Oregon. Tomorrow, product from See’s Washington Square and Tanasbourne locations will be donated to the first responders at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU).
Shops that provided donations are located at: Vancouver Mall, Washington Square Mall, Tanasbourne Town Center, Lloyd Center and Clackamas Town Center.
Hospitals included in these donations are OHSU, Legacy Emanuel and Randall Children’s Hospital, Adventis Health Hospital, Tuality Hospital, Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital and SW Washington Medical Center.
Both Pacific Power and Rose City Trucking were instrumental in assisting See’s Candies in distributing the candy to the community.
Why: This is in thanks and recognition of all of the hard work that those in the healthcare industry are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of their core values, See’s Candies felt strongly that it was their duty to support those on the front line and those in need. Pat Egan, CEO of See’s Candies, spent much of his life in Oregon and knows the importance of these health care providers at this critical time.
When: Friday, April 10th at 2:00p.m.
Where: OHSU, Main Campus
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
On-site Interview Opportunity: Lori Wardle, District Sales Manager for See’s Candies
Media Contact: Hannah Johnston, 310.496.4446 (Hannah.email@example.com)
Day-of Contact: Todd Dinehart, 503-318-2069
Quote from Pat Egan, CEO of See’s Candies: “We want to thank Pacific Power and Rose City Trucking for stepping up to help See’s Candies with this effort. Having spent several years working to serve the customers of Pacific Power, I know how committed they are to communities all over Oregon. See’s is thrilled to support front-line hospital workers and health care professionals. We all need a little more joy at this time, and one of the things I say to our See’s teams all the time is: our job is to bring joy. While we aren’t selling candy out of our stores right now, we are finding ways to bring joy. We don’t add preservatives to our product, so we can’t just store this in a warehouse for next Easter. It’s fresh like bread, so we’re thrilled this will go to patients, nurses, doctors and the front-line health care workers who are working so hard right now.”