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Community Involvement

We strive to invest in our employees, families and the communities we serve.

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Community Involvement

We strive to challenge ourselves to invest in our employees, our families and the communities we serve.

At PADNOS we believe in giving back to our communities. We take pride in our involvement and support education, charities, and community organizations for over 100 years. Our employees are encouraged to give through volunteerism, philanthropy, and sharing expertise in the recycling field.

The Louis and Helen Padnos Foundation, along with the
Employee Contribution Committee, partner with many
organizations. Listed below are some examples.


Local High Schools
Michigan Colleges Foundation
Student Scholarships
Programs at Hope College & GVSU
Ready for School


Camp Sunshine
Community Action House
Holland Rescue Mission
Kid’s Food Basket
Special Olympics
Women in Transition


Boys and Girls Club of Holland
Frederick Meijer Gardens
John Ball Zoo
Lakeshore Junior Achievement United Way
YWCA Girls, Inc.

“Year in and year out, PADNOS continues to run a dynamic campaign for United Way in 11 Michigan communities. Their employee and corporate donation to Greater United Way consistently place them in the Top Ten Campaign list.”

Louann Werksma, Director Of Development & Communications, Greater Ottawa County United Way
Casa Central: Hispanics Serving the CommunityKids Food Basket Grand RapidsReady For SchoolUnited WayWomen In Transition