CLINTON TOWNSHIP (December 19, 2014) – Petitpren Inc. and its employees have raised thousands of dollars this year that they will donate to nine families who are survivors of domestic violence in Macomb County. The Clinton Township-based beer and beverage distributor will hand its donation on December 19, 2014 to Turning Point, an organization based in Mt. Clemens that provides shelter and other support services to domestic violence survivors.
In 2014, Petitpren raised $5,450.00 for Turning Point.
“Turning Point and the families we serve are truly grateful for the generous support from Petitpren Inc. and its employees,” said Turning Point Development Director Lynn Wilhelm. “For many years, this local business has opened its hearts to survivors of domestic violence, and we are truly grateful that Petitpren and its employees are continuing their support for another year. Their donation will help bring a much-needed smile to so many people this holiday season.”
“Nobody, especially women and children, should have to live in fear through no fault of their own and we wanted to continue doing our part to show support and help share some cheer during this holiday season to people who have already been through so much,” said Mark MacDonald, operations manager at Petitpren. “Our employees at Petitpren have deep roots in this community and we want to support families in any way we can.”
MacDonald was a delivery driver at Petitpren when he first came up with the idea several years ago to support Turning Point as part of the company’s yearly commitment to community giving during the holiday. He had read an article in the Macomb Daily about the shelter and the work it does to help victims of domestic abuse and violence. Whatever funds employees raise during the year, company President Dean Petitpren and Vice President Brad Petitpren match. Over the past 30 years, Petitpren and its employees have supported more than 200 families through this community project.
“Our company is really proud to have employees with such strong loyalty to our community and commitment to helping our fellow neighbors,” said company VP Brad Petitpren. “This community has supported our company and our employees for generations. We are proud to give back and help make our community better and stronger for everyone.
” About Turning Point
Turning Point has been serving the community for over 30 years. Our mission is to provide programs and resources that enable victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence to regain control of their lives. Services consist of an emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, advocacy, Personal Protection Order assistance, a Forensic Nurse Examiners Program for victims of sexual assault, and a Prevention Education Program. Turning Point provides services to more than 3,000 individuals and answered over 12,000 crisis calls each year. Go to: www.turningpointmacomb.org
About Petitpren Inc.
Petitpren was founded in 1933 by Frank Petitpren and today is run by Brad, the fourth generation in the family. The company started with one vehicle and has since grown to include a 95-vehicle fleet. Petitpren is a leading job provider in the community, employing more than 130 people in good-paying jobs. Petitpren delivers quality beer products to 1,220 retailers in Macomb County and Hamtramck. Petitpren accounts for 60 percent of beer sales in Macomb County and sells more than 4 million cases each year. Petitpren is an Anheuser-Busch distributor committed to providing quality products and service, and creating local jobs.