BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A team of 10 volunteers from Dun & Bradstreet's Sales and Sales Operations stepped up to better lower Columbia Park as part of the "Do Good Week" initiative last Wednesday.

It’s part of the company’s corporate culture to give back to the local community and the employees are encouraged to “do good” outside of the company to contribute to the communities where they live and work – employees are even offered a certain amount of paid volunteer hours to go out and contribute to their favorite charity or nonprofit organization, according to the D&B website.

“Do Good Week is a global initiative with teams around the world,” said Dave Assa, Leader of Business Insights. 

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Christine Geerstma, Leader of Account Management said, “We had a team of 10 that wanted to do something together.  I was put in contact with Jeanne Kinglsey who helped arrange the team to lay and rack mulch along a trail at Lower Columbia."

This work not only cleans up the path, Kingsley told the volunteers that their work will also help promote 'Safe Routes to School,' which thrilled Geerstma, a Berkeley Heights resident.  “Mayor Woodruff, [Township Administrator] John Bussicuolo, and Jeanne Kingsley all stopped by earlier to thank us for our work,” said Geerstma. 

Bob Skea, Leader of Sales, said, “We are all about doing good.  I am thrilled that Berkeley Heights was able to host us this year”.  Mr. Skea took a son of a co-worker over to the playground and came back to say, “this is a great park.  It is great to see it being used the way it is.  Well done Berkeley Heights, well done.”