Social Responsibility

A shindig of growing proportions!

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 Watson hosted a Garden Party for their Fellowship Garden Employees and their “Fellowbusiness” owners in the area. The purpose of the party was to open the Gardens for area companies with land and other resources to see how they too can use their lawns and open spaces to provide food to…

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Columbus House Welcome Kit Donation 2017

One of Watson’s significant donees is Columbus House. Columbus House’s mission is to serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence. A few of Columbus House’s programs are outreach and engagement shelter services housing services veterans services income and…

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Watson K9 First Responders Radio Donation 2017

The psychological well-being and satisfactory adjustment to society along with the ordinary demands of life is an essential concern for us here at Watson Inc. One way that we can contribute to a positive outcome in this field is work with exemplary companies like K-9 First Responders. To quote K9 First Responders, “K9 First Responders,…

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K9 First Responders Jacket Donation 2017

Uniformity is a signifying factor to relief in tragedy or traumatic events. When people look for aid in a climactic situation, they tend to lean toward recognizable stable indicators. From Police to EMT to Fireman, this instant recognition can be the symbol that breaches a life and death moment. The K9 First Responders goals are…

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Columbus House Water Donation 2017

“Some like it hot” unless you are homeless and beating the streets without access to clean water. Park water fountains are technically a thing of the past and generosity sometimes runs low when temperatures run high. May 2017 had already been hitting temperatures in the upper 80s by 11 am. We knew that summer this…

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K9 First Responders – Airline Tickets

In December, the K9 First Responders (K9FR) were able to visit us here at Watson and discuss their needs and challenges for 2017. K9FR is a marvelous organization whose mission is to provide aid and comfort to individuals, groups, and communities impacted by violence or traumatic events. Theirs is an unprecedented approach that uses specially-trained…

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Sponsoring a Shelf at Your Food Pantry

Sponsoring a shelf at your local pantry or food bank is really the next step. We started sponsoring a shelf at WHEAT, our local food bank in West Haven, last fall. This is a great thing for any company or organization to do, and it’s a personal goal of my own to get a few…

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Supporting Your Local Food Bank or Pantry

WHEAT is our local food pantry in West Haven CT.  It’s a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt program that exists largely upon donations of food, money, and the time and effort of volunteers. They serve about 5,000 West Haven residents, including about 1,000 children. At Watson’s West Haven headquarters, we keep a red bin in the office…

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Westies Care – Christmas Dinner

Westies Care is a local charity in West Haven, CT, home to Watson’s corporate headquarters since 1984. Westies Care came to Watson to ask for support of a new project they were enacting, a Christmas dinner for those in need, including toys for the children. Watson held a toy drive, and in just under two…

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Community Soup Kitchen

The Community Soup Kitchen (CSK) is located in New Haven, CT. CSK is a member of End Hunger Connecticut!, the Connecticut Anti-Hunger Coalition, the Connecticut Food Bank, and the Food Assistance Working Group of Greater New Haven.  CSK provides meals and other critical services to those in need. You can learn more about CSK and…

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Columbus House – Subway Cards

Last month we donated 500 healthy snacks to the Columbus House outreach and engagement programs in New Haven, CT. Outreach & Engagement programs offer services to clients who are literally homeless, by reaching out to them wherever they are living. When we found we had the opportunity to get $10 Subway gift cards through our…

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Christmas Charity Choice 2016

The Christmas holiday season was another opportunity for us to let our customers vote on how we should divide a $2,000 donation.  In the past Watson would, like most companies, send out Christmas cards to all of our customers.  We decided that the money would be better spent helping those in need, so now, instead…

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Columbus House Christmas Bags 2016

Columbus House Christmas Bags The Columbus House Christmas Bags have become a great tradition around here. They get bigger and better every year! First, let me tell you about Columbus House: their mission is to serve people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their…

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