Dozens of PSEG Long Island employees, including Linda Zhang of Bethpage, recently participated in the Marie Kondo Challenge to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Led by the company’s volunteer group, ASPIRE—Asians & Pacific Islanders Reaching for Excellence, employees were challenged to clean out unneeded and unwanted items and clothing from their homes. The Lunar New Year spring cleaning is a tradition in some Asian cultures that symbolizes a fresh start to a prosperous new year.
As a result of the challenge, two vanloads of clothing were donated to LI Coalition for the Homeless.
“This was a wonderful way to embrace the diversity of our employees, while supporting the community we serve,” said Zhang, PSEG Long Island’s ASPIRE president who organized the ativity. “Not only did our participants have fun doing their spring cleaning, but we were able to help those in our community meet some basic needs. All in all, it was a wonderful event that helped many people.”
Marie Kondo is a Japanese author and consultant who is known globally for her unique “tidying up method” and “spark joy” concept.
PSEG Long Island is committed to giving back to the people and communities it serves by actively supporting hundreds of local charity events each year through the company’s Community Partnership Program. Last year, PSEG Long Island employees logged 26,000 service hours volunteering at 1,145 fundraising and community events to support more than 400 organizations. For more information on how PSEG Long Island supports the communities it serves, visit https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/communitypartnership.
PHOTO CAPTION: PSEG Long Island volunteer Linda Zhang of Bethpage helped to sort 20 bags of clothing donated by her and fellow PSEG Long Island employees to the LI Coalition for the Homeless…the donation was a result of company-wide participation in the Marie Kondo Challenge honoring the traditional Lunar New Year spring cleaning.