Dozens of PSEG Long Island employees, including Evan Margolis of Cedarhurst, 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.
“I love coming to work knowing that I’m helping people,” said Evan Margolis, PSEG Long Island employee-volunteer/Cedarhurst resident. “Working at PSEG Long Island isn’t just about keeping the lights on, it’s also about stepping out of your comfort zone and giving back to your community to make a difference.”
“This was a wonderful way to embrace the diversity of our employees, while supporting the community we serve,” said Linda Zhang, PSEG Long Island’s ASPIRE president. “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 psegliny.com/inthecommunity/communitypartnership.