Commitment To Community

We encourage and support our employees who contribute their time to programs that they are passionate about, and several are active board members for non-profit organizations in the community.

Charitable Causes

Cargas actively supports charitable causes throughout the community both as an organization and through its employees. We have an annual budget dedicated to sponsorship, and for the last five years we have elected a charitable organization — often a local environmental cause — to send a substantial donation to in lieu of holiday gifts on behalf of our customers.

Members of our team are active in several annual fundraising programs for the American Cancer Society, United Way and Hospice of Lancaster County, and the company often matches contributions in support of employee efforts.

Annual Employee Fundraiser

Every spring, Cargas hosts a fundraiser called Spring Rendezvous. The fundraiser is held at the corporate office in Lancaster, PA and draws about 250 people from the community. Each year, proceeds benefit a local beneficiary. The format is cocktails, food stations, live music and an auction and it’s entirely organized and run by the employees. Each year the company chooses one nonprofit within Lancaster to be the beneficiary.

Supported Causes

The following list is some of the organizations and causes Cargas has supported through donations of time and money:

  • United Way of Lancaster County
  • American Cancer Society
  • Hospice of Lancaster County
  • American Red Cross – Japan Relief Effort
  • Susquehanna Association for the Blind & Vision Impaired
  • L.I.V.E. Lancaster
  • Allegro Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster
  • Lifesteps
  • Southern Manhiem Township Fire Department
  • Fulton Theatre
  • Dave Nelson Scholarship Program
  • Hershey Story Capital Campaign
  • Lancaster City Police
  • Challenger Little League of Lancaster County
  • Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
  • James Street Improvement District
  • Thaddeus Stevens College
  • Garden Spot Village
  • Hempfield High School
  • Penn Manor School District
  • Tel Hai
  • Lampeter Strasburg Boosters
  • Project Hospitality
  • Junior Achievement
  • American Heart Association
  • Messiah College