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Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Each year, one C&S associate is honored for outstanding service to the community.   

2018 Volunteer of the Year: Joel Arvelo

Joel Arvelo was recognized as the C&S Volunteer of the Year for his commitment to the nonprofit Allentown Youth Soccer Club, where he is a coach and serves on the organization’s Board of Directors. He volunteered 1,000+ hours with the organization, teaching teamwork and sportsmanship to more than 75 children. The young athletes range in age from 6 to 19, live in the inner city, are from low-income families, and in some cases are refugees.

An employee with C&S for 12 years, Joel operates a forklift at one of the company’s distribution centers in Bethlehem, PA.

Joel became a candidate for the C&S Volunteer of the Year by submitting a Dollars for Doers application. A panel of company associates rated each application for spirit of volunteerism, leadership, and the desire to make a difference in people’s lives. Through the Dollars for Doers program, nonprofit organizations benefit twice: once from the C&S associates' contribution of time, and again from a C&S matching contribution of $1 per hour volunteered, to a maximum of $1,000.

Click here for Volunteers of the Year: 2005-2017