On Monday, March 27, Perfetti van Melle USA, local manufacturer and distributor of candies such as Airheads and Mentos, donated 40 brand new boys’ and girls’ Huffy bicycles – with helmets – to the Marge Schott-Unnewehr Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati in Covington, Kentucky. Perfetti van Melle employees will joined CEO Mehmet Yuksek. The bicycle donation was an outcome of Perfetti van Melle’s recent all-company meeting. During the meeting, the company’s 200+ employees participated in teams and were required to solve a series of questions and tasks. With the completion of each task, teams were given bicycle pieces. As each team earned all of the necessary bicycle pieces, each team was then required to build a bike. The outcome was a set of beautiful new boys’ and girls’ bikes.
Club members receiving the bicycles were selected for being on-task with regard to after-school focus on homework, physical activity, health and well-being, and giving back to their community. Perfetti van Melle CEO Mehmet Yuksek stated, “Perfetti van Melle is committed to playing an active role within our community. As a confectionery company who prides ourselves on ‘Making Life Sweeter,’ we’re delighted to help Covington’s Boys & Girls Club reward these young children for their hard work and dedication to this after-school enrichment program.”