Article Number: 15905
Ecore Collects More Than 4,700 Items for Lancaster City Students in School Supply Drive
Lancaster, PA (August 16, 2019) — Ecore, a manufacturer of safe, ergonomic and acoustic performance surfaces for commercial and athletic markets, recently hosted the “Just 4 Things” school supply drive, and collected 4,712 items to benefit 4 elementary schools in the School District of Lancaster in Lancaster, Pa. The supply drive ran from June 3rd through July 31st, and the four schools benefiting from it include Fulton, Carter & MacRae, Washington, and King elementary schools.

In an effort to collect as many supplies as possible, Ecore encouraged its employees to develop teams of 10 people to compete with one another to gather everything from hand soap, pencils, and deodorant to school uniforms and socks. Nine teams participated. The winning team collected 1,864 items.

“This friendly competition was a great motivator to encourage our employees to collect as many items as possible to benefit children in our city,” said Art Dodge III, President and CEO of Ecore. “Our goal was to collect 1,000 items, and we far surpassed it. When our employees are challenged to support those who are less fortunate, they always come through and exceed expectations. I am so proud to have a company that is comprised of people like this.”

Annette Rosa-Pabon, MPS, BSW, and Community School Director for Fulton Elementary School, was very thankful for Ecore’s contribution. “I'm over the moon about this incredible response of support for our school community,” said Rosa-Pabon. “Ecore's generous contribution of supplies helps to remove barriers for our neediest students and ensure a successful start to the school year. Thank you Ecore for your support and partnership!”

In addition to participants dropping off physical donations, Ecore also utilized YouGive Goods, an online organization that allowed employees to make donations electronically through a user-friendly online team challenge. “The Ecore Back-To-School Supply Drive made a positive impact in the lives of children in need in the Lancaster community,” Michelle Seideneck, Director of Strategic Partnerships with YouGiveGoods. “When we lift up those in need, we help to build stronger communities.”

Photo Caption: Pictured from left to right: Alejandra Gray, Ecore; Claribel Rodriguez, Ecore; Melinda Wells, principal at King Elementary; and Todd Ricketts, Ecore.

To learn more about Ecore and its community outreach efforts, visit

About Ecore
Since 1871, Ecore has been transforming reclaimed materials into performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. What started with simple cork closures has evolved into a diverse portfolio of products solving complex problems in applications ranging from playgrounds, weight rooms, and turf fields to hospitals, hotels, and retail environments. Ecore is driven everyday by a simple question, “Can a floor do more?” YES. At Ecore, we create products based on the simple notion that floors should elevate beyond current expectations. Ecore’s energy is focused on the interaction between people and the surface. As a result, we engineer performance well beyond industry standards related to acoustics, ergonomics, and safety. Harvesting the unique power from a myriad of waste streams, Ecore creates products that align substantial force reduction with a balanced amount of energy return to create dynamic surfaces that are catered to the individual and the application.

Ecore serves the athletic, fitness, healthcare, hospitality, corporate, multi-family, education, and public space markets. To learn more, visit

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