Local company giving back to the community

By Mark Shuller - Email

ERLANGER, KY (FOX19) – Perfetti Van Melle, the maker of Mentos and Airheads, will close its U.S. Headquarters in Erlanger on Monday, September 20, 2010 so its 200 employees can make a difference in the community by helping 5 local non-profits with improvement projects to their facilities.

The employees at Perfetti Van Melle will spend the day doing a variety of community service projects around the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Perfetti Van Melle believes in giving back and being a good corporate citizen. With the tough economic times families and individuals are facing, the need for services from the non-profits listed above has increased dramatically. PVM wants to help area non-profits serve the community better by providing the materials and labor to make much needed upgrades at these community locations.