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As a company and as individuals, we believe in the importance of reaching out to help make lives a little brighter, in the communities in which we live and work, and across our nation.

PAR is proud to be a major contributor to the United Way. We support its many outstanding projects that assist those in need around the country and look forward to continuing our close association with them. PAR also contributes to over 25 worthy organizations in central New York. These organizations cover a wide spectrum of causes. Child abuse prevention, Family Nurturing, the Arts, Public Television, and local police and fire agencies are just a few of the outstanding charities PAR works in concert with to benefit our communities.

PAR is also involved in projects that focus on a more local level. PAR’s tutor program has our employees working one-on-one with inner city youth to help them excel in their studies. PAR is partnered with McDonald’s in the Christmas in April project helping to rebuild neighborhoods and homes in need of repair in the same way the successful Habitat for Humanity has done. PAR supports the American Red Cross in their ongoing task of replenishing the local blood supply by having several blood drives a year at our Corporate Headquarters.

We continue to be a Gold Medal Sponsor of the Utica Boilermaker 15K Road Race, listed by Runner’s World magazine as one of the Top 100 Races in the United States. This race is extremely important to the community, attracting participants from all over the world.

By supporting local as well as national organizations, PAR strives to make a difference around the corner and around our nation.