01/05/2010, Rocky Hill, Conn.
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Henkel brightens the season for the Village for Families & Children
Henkel employee and part-time professional “Santa Claus,” Bill Niedbala, dressed in his full Santa uniform, passed out the toys and apparel to the children, ages 2 to 13. Henkel is the maker of Loctite® adhesives, Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, and Right Guard® antiperspirants.
“When the Village approached me last year to donate my Santa services for their holiday children’s party,” Niedbala said, “I was so impressed with the organization that I decided to ask my employer, Henkel, to help contribute to the event. I was pleasantly surprised with Henkel’s quick agreement to provide funds for pizza and gifts. Henkel again proved the company’s generosity by donating more than $4,000 toward this year’s party.”
For 200 years the Village for Families & Children, Inc. has been serving children and families in the greater Harford region since 1809. A preeminent not-for-profit mental health/human services agency in the State of Connecticut, the Village continues its commitment to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. The agency’s community-based services are comprised of three core programs: Placement and Permanency (adoption, foster care and family preservation), Treatment, and Family and Community Support. For more information about the Village, please visit www.villageforchildren.org.
Henkel in North America
Henkel markets a wide range of well-known consumer and industrial brands in North America, including Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, got2b® hair gels, and Loctite® adhesives. Henkel has been committed to making people's lives easier, better and more beautiful for more than 130 years. A Fortune Global 500 and Germany's most admired company according to a recent Fortune survey, Henkel offers strong brands and technologies in three areas of competence: Home Care, Personal Care and Adhesive Technologies. Each day, more than 52,000 employees in 125 countries are dedicated to fulfilling Henkel’s claim "A Brand like a Friend.” In fiscal 2008, Henkel generated sales of 14,131 million euros and adjusted operating profit of 1,460 million euros.