Volunteerism in the U.S. declined to 26.5% in 2012 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Since Economy Linen was founded in 1931, the Feldman family has established a proud legacy of volunteerism. That commitment carries over into the Economy Linen family.
Bruce Feldman, President of Economy Linen, is an active member in the community. His volunteer efforts include work with many organizations such as: the Development Board of the American Red Cross, serving as a task force member of the Ohio Governor’s Commission on Education Choice, chairperson of the Sinclair Community College Foundation Finance Committee, past President of the Beth Jacob Synagogue, and he has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank’s Dayton Advisory Council, just to mention a few.
Mr. Feldman is a firm believer in giving back to his community. As Co-Founder and Past Co-Chairperson of the Minority Business Partnership, he has made a positive impact. As a young businessman, he was honored as the Inc. Magazine/Ernst & Young National Socially Responsible Entrepreneur of the Year for spearheading Operation Food Share. Because of his continued service, Bruce has received recognition and multiple awards including: a U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Appreciation Award, the National Conference for Community and Justice of Dayton Humanitarian Award, and the American Red Cross Good Neighbor’s Award.
Jim Buchbinder, Vice President of Hospital Services, is also active in volunteerism. Here are just a few things Jim has been involved with:
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital Golf Outing- This event, held at Green Valley Golf Course in Zanesville, raised over $12,000 in honor of Aaron Lynch. Money was donated to provide Christmas gifts for all of the children during the Christmas holiday.
- Zanesville Chamber of Commerce, Festival of Trees- Economy Linen staff decorated and donated a 3-foot bulbed tree. The theme was “Clean & Green”, and the tree was decorated with burlap, vegetable, and plant seeds. Pine cones covered in peanut butter and bird seed completed the look and the tree raised $400 at auction! The fun didn’t stop there; Economy Linen also purchased a tree donated by Genesis Healthcare.
- Genesis Holiday Gift Giving- Economy Linen teamed up with the Zanesville Rotary Club and delivered gift bags to patients at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital. Patients of the cardiac and cancer units were visited by Santa as the ZHS Choir sang Christmas Carols.