“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde
Giving back to the community has been a fundamental part of our past and a legacy we continue to build. Since our early years, Switlik has donated products, land, financial resources and time to various organizations and school districts.
In 1952, chairman and owner Stanley Switlik discussed the formation of a company foundation for charitable contributions to the Board of Directors. He believed that through the medium of a foundation, more efficient benefits could result to charity. This proposal was unanimously adopted and Switlik Parachute Company, Inc. officially started a charitable trust, to be known as the Switlik Foundation.
The creation of the Switlik Foundation was far ahead of its time and its forward-looking vision has had a lasting impact on the community. Still to this day, the philanthropic arm of Switlik Survival Products, supports schools and organizations by giving back and investing in the local community where our employees and customers live and work is fundamental to Switlik Survival Products.
Every year, we support a few charity focused organizations that make a difference in our local community and markets. Some examples of organizations sponsored in recent years have been the Wounded Warrior Project, Fishing for Muscular Dystrophy, new anti-exposure suits for the Brick Twp. Police Department and the Trenton Literacy Movement, an after-school reading program to ensure that all Trenton school children read at grade level by grade 3.
Switlik Survival Products, through the Switlik Foundation is dedicated to continue to help shape our community.