Quest Diagnostics Buffalo Strong Fundraiser Supports FeedMore WNY

Jun 20, 2022 9:00 AM ET
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The Quest Community Action Network (QuestCAN) North Region chapter is supporting Western New York communities, including the area affected by the Buffalo mass shooting.

As a company, Quest Diagnostics understood the community was suffering as a result of this horrific event and looked for a way to make an impact and provide employees an avenue to contribute.

FeedMore WNY provides nutritious food, friendship, and skills training to its Western New York neighbors in need. This nonprofit was selected because it fits within Quest’s standard of giving. Donations received are benefiting community members affected by the mass shooting.

Quest Diagnostics employees and the general public have the opportunity to purchase a Buffalo Strong T-shirt or sweatshirt in May and June. More than 230 items were sold which raised over $2,100 for FeedMore WNY as of June 3.

T-shirts and sweatshirts are available for sale at https://www.customink.com/fundraising/buffalo-strong?. Prices start at $15 per shirt and additional donations for FeedMore WNY were accepted during checkout. T-shirts and sweatshirts are shipped directly with domestic shipping charges of $5.95 for one item, $7.95 for two, and $9.95 for three or more.

In addition, Quest Diagnostics employees are able to donate RecognitionQuest points to FeedMore WNY. Through the Achievers platform, the minimum number of recognition points employees can donate is 2,500 which is equivalent to a $25 donation.

Maryagnes “MA” Luczak, Laboratory Operations Training Manager for Quest Diagnostics North Region and Pittsburgh QuestCAN chapter lead, organized the T-shirt fundraiser. “With the support of Karthik Kuppusamy, PhD, VP and GM for Quest Diagnostics North Region, and encouragement of Chris Tobias, VP of Lab Operations for Quest Diagnostics North Region, we were able to get this fundraiser in place quickly,” said Luczak. “The North Region Senior Leadership Team has always guided us to think externally about the communities we have the privilege to serve.”