Meet Bob Frateschi, Gifts-in-Kind Coordinator
Bob Frateschi is no stranger to heavy lifting. After three decades of delivering packages, he says he feels right at home. “In my short time on the job, I’ve already reconnected with a number of people who I got to know quite well during my time as a delivery driver,” he said. “I’ve met a lot of great people but it’s also been great to reconnect with so many old friends.”
United Way’s Gifts-In-Kind program collects about $500,000 in donated goods annually from retailers like Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and Bed, Bath and Beyond --goods that may be cosmetically damaged but usable. Bob distributes the goods to 70 nonprofits in Central New York.
Interested in donating goods from your business or finding out how your organization can receive donated goods? Call Bob at 315-428-2223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.