Pep Boys Honored on Capitol Hill for Its Community Outreach With Philadelphia's Chestnut Place Clubh
PHILADELPHIA - March 27, 2007
The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: "PBY"), was honored on March 22 on Capitol Hill at the Washington, DC Clubhouse Conference and Employment Celebration in recognition of its 13-year partnership with local non-profit Chestnut Place Clubhouse.
Like many clubhouses across the nation, the Chestnut Place Clubhouse offers psychosocial rehabilitation and transitional employment services to community members whose mental illness or mental illness and deafness has caused them to stop working.
Pep Boys, an 86-year-old Philadelphia institution, has employed dozens of Clubhouse members in its Philadelphia headquarters mail room as part of the Clubhouse's transitional employment placement program.
"We are pleased to be able to help members of the Philadelphia community who are interested in reentering the workforce," said Tom Ruggieri, Pep Boys' AVP of Human Resources. "We've had a long and successful relationship with Chestnut Place Clubhouse, and look forward to continuing this partnership."
Pep Boys, a recipient of the Clubhouse's Employer of the Year award, also received the prestigious Access Achievement Award from the Philadelphia Mayor's office in 2005 in honor of its work with the organization.
"Pep Boys has consistently provided an inviting first place to return to work. Our members hold a placement at Pep Boys in high regard," noted Clubhouse Director Marvin Elias.
About Pep Boys
Pep Boys has 593 stores and over 6,000 service bays in 36 states and Puerto Rico. Along with its vehicle repair and maintenance capabilities, the Company also serves the commercial auto parts delivery market and is one of the leading sellers of replacement tires in the United States. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP-BOYS or by visiting pepboys.com.
About Chestnut Place Clubhouse
Chestnut Place Clubhouse is a psychiatric rehabilitation program, based on the Clubhouse model developed by Fountain House in New York City in 1948. The Clubhouse gives members the opportunity to improve their skills, have a place to belong, interact together, and gain employment through the Transitional Employment Program, while working towards independence. Our complete rehabilitation services are also accessible and available to members who are hearing impaired.
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