Paraco-Kosco Announce Fundraiser to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley

Paraco-Kosco Announce Fundraiser to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley
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Paraco-Kosco Announce Fundraiser to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley
A portion of the proceeds from propane and oil deliveries made by specially branded trucks will be donated 


Rhinebeck/Saugerties, NY (September 28, 2015) – Paraco-Kosco, a leading marketer of home fuel solutions in New York State, is proud to announce a fund-raising campaign to benefit Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley.  For the next two years, two of their delivery vehicles will be branded with the Make-A-Wish logo to help promote the foundation while a portion of the proceeds from deliveries made by these vehicles will go to help grant wishes to children in the Hudson Valley.

Paraco Kosco - Oil Truck Left to right: Mike Berardi, Dutchess County Manager, Paraco-Kosco, John Armentano, Vice President of Corporate Development and Acquisitions, Paraco Gas and Barry Motzkin, General Manager, Kosco with the oil truck.
Paraco Kosco – Oil Truck
Left to right: Mike Berardi, Dutchess County Manager, Paraco-Kosco, John Armentano, Vice President of Corporate Development and Acquisitions, Paraco Gas and Barry Motzkin, General Manager, Kosco with the oil truck.

Each delivery ticket will include information on how the customer can provide additional support to the charity. Drivers will wear a special Paraco-Kosco Make-A-Wish® shirt when making deliveries from these specialized trucks.

 

“We are currently working on over 150 wishes for children in the Hudson Valley. The average cost of a wish ranges from $7,500 to $10,000, so the great support from Paraco-Kosco will be a great help in making wishes come true!” said Thomas J. Conklin, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley. “You can join Paraco-Kosco in making wishes come true by going to www.hudson.wish.org and making a donation or by donating your frequent flier miles.”

Paraco Kosco - MAW Delivery Truck Photo Left to right: Mike Berardi, Dutchess County Manager, Paraco-Kosco, John Armentano, Vice President, Paraco Gas and Barry Motzkin, General Manager, Kosco with the oil and propane trucks that will be part of the program.
Paraco Kosco – MAW Delivery Truck Photo
Left to right: Mike Berardi, Dutchess County Manager, Paraco-Kosco, John Armentano, Vice President, Paraco Gas and Barry Motzkin, General Manager, Kosco with the oil and propane trucks that will be part of the program.

John Armentano, Vice President of Corporate Development and Acquisitions for Paraco Gas, joined Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley’s Board of Directors in 2011 and has since strengthened the partnership between Paraco Gas and Make-A-Wish.

 

“We are so fortunate to be in a position to partner with Make A Wish Hudson Valley said Armentano. The commitment from MAW of Hudson Valley to the community, the children and their families during difficult times reflects the same passion Paraco has had for the last 45 years towards my Dads vision of giving back. To see the work the MAW staff and Board of Directors has been doing for the affected families over the past several years of our involvement has truly energized me and our company.”

Paraco Kosco - Propane Truck Left to right: Mike Berardi, Dutchess County Manager, Paraco-Kosco, John Armentano, Vice President of Corporate Development and Acquisitions, Paraco Gas and Barry Motzkin, General Manager, Kosco with the propane truck.
Paraco Kosco – Propane Truck
Left to right: Mike Berardi, Dutchess County Manager, Paraco-Kosco, John Armentano, Vice President of Corporate Development and Acquisitions, Paraco Gas and Barry Motzkin, General Manager, Kosco with the propane truck.

The campaign was launched at a recent community event where Paraco-Kosco gave away t-shirts in exchange for a donation that raised approximately $2,000.
For more information visit http://www.paracogas.com/make-a-wish/.

 

About Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley 

Make-A-Wish® grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its inception in 1986, the chapter has granted wishes to almost 2,400 children in the communities it serves. The wish experience is a combined community effort involving volunteers, staff, donors and medical professionals to make each wish come true. The Chapter is a proud participant of the Better Business Bureau Charity Seal Program, which indicates that the organization has met the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. The Chapter serves Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.

 

About Paraco-Kosco Gas 

Paraco Gas Corporation is a leading marketer of propane gas in New York State and one of the top regional marketers in the Northeastern US.  Founded by Pat Armentano in 1968, the family-owned company serves residential, commercial and wholesale markets throughout the country.

 

Kingston Oil Supply Corp. (Kosco) propane division was acquired by Paraco Gas in January and at the same time formed a strategic partner alliance of their fuel oil division with Paraco. They continue to operate under the familiar Kosco brand that has been providing energy products and exceptional services to residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Hudson Valley for nearly seven decades under the leadership of the Motzkin family.

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