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Community Involvement

J.P. Mascaro & Sons takes tremendous pride in its support of community, civic and charitable organizations.  As a family owned business, we view this assistance as a responsibility.  A significant, yet subtle, sponsor to a large number of educational institutions, community centers and events, athletic associations, preforming art centers and various other organizations, J.P. Mascaro & Sons recently pledged a $10,000,000 commitment to local educational programs.  We are also involved in many building and restoration projects and will continue to be an active supporter of our communities.  This is consistent with our company policy of operating, not only as a productive corporate citizen but, as “Your Friend in the Community.”


Official Partner of the Pocono Raceway

 

There is a new NASCAR race and it bears our name!  We are thrilled to announce we are the Official Waste Services  and Recycling Provider of the Pocono Raceway.  The June NASCAR Xfinity Series race at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ has been renamed Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J. P. Mascaro & Sons.  The first event was an immense success and we look forward to the future of our partnership!


TotalRecycle Kicks Off Earth Day Celebration

April 20th, 2018 

Hundreds of guests came out to celebrate Earth Day and discover the inner workings of the recycling process at the state-of-the-art, material recovery facility (MRF), TotalRecycle.  Owned by local solid waste company, J.P. Mascaro & Sons, this Berk’s County located operation processes 700 ton of recyclables a day.   Customers saw the groundbreaking technique first hand April 20th during an Earth Day commemoration. 

The visitors toured the facility and observed the automated recycling sorting process in action. TotalRecycle is the only facility of this magnitude in the area.  With its beautiful but efficient infrastructure, TotalRecycle is capable of processing almost 20,000 ton a month.  That equates to 560,000 homes a week or over 50 cities the size of Reading.  TotalRecycle plays an essential role in the successful and expanded recycling efforts in, not only Berks County, but the surrounding counties and states.

Guests enjoyed food catered by Collegeville Bakery.  TotalRecycle works with businesses, waste haulers, municipalities and residents to enhance sustainability efforts.  The facility offers tours to customers and potential customers, as well as an educational tour to schools and adult community groups.  For more information visit http://www.jpmascaro.com/green-initiatives/community-tours.aspx


FRANCESCO A. MEMORIAL FIELDS AND PARK NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Spring 2018 

Find your baseballs, pull out your running gear and get ready to swing on the monkey bars. March 31st, 2018 marked the Grand Opening of the Francesco A. Memorial Baseball Fields and Community Park located in Lower Providence. It was a rain or shine event, but the sun was in full force as over 1000 people gathered for the dedication of this brand-new facility.  Children and adults of all ages came out for a spectacular  afternoon honoring the man whose passion and generosity paved the way for this world class complex donated to the township by local waste and recycling company, J.P. Mascaro & Sons. 

The afternoon began with a welcome by Mascaro council, William Fox, Jr., and was followed by a dedication invocation by Monsignor A. Murray.  Mascaro President, Pasquale “Pat” Mascaro, Sr., then spoke about the one-of-a-kind man whose life made the park a reality. 

Francesco A. Mascaro, affectionately known as “The Chief” and “Frankie”, was one of the five brothers who own J.P. Mascaro & Sons and who passed away in 2013.   Frankie lived a generous life and had a strong passion for baseball.  He enjoyed making others happy and had a special place in his heart for children and athletics. The Mascaro family knew a field of this magnitude would be the perfect fit to keep his memory alive. 

“Frankie’s legacy is one of giving and concern for others.  His kindness and generosity touched a lot of people in a lot of different ways and his spirit will continue to do so as his legacy lives on,” Mascaro explained, “We know without a doubt that he is looking down upon us today with great pride as we open these fields and this park to the community for children and adults to enjoy for generations to come.”

Over $2 million was put into the modern facility which includes a state-of-the-art, lighted regulation Little League Baseball Stadium with individual seating for over 250 spectators and additional viewing areas throughout.  It is expected to attract regional Little League tournaments.  The complex also contains two additional full-size Little League Fields that allow for multiple games to be played at the same time, a fully equipped pavilion, a concession stand, a press box, batting cages, a playground geared towards children 2-12 and a one mile paved walking path.  It was built on a large tract of land owned by the Mascaro Brothers Investment Partnership and leased to Lower Providence Township for $1.00 per year.

Those attending the ceremony made their way to the main field to witness the ceremonial first pitches.  Two Mascaro family members and employees, Pasquale Mascaro, Jr. and James Lee Mascaro, Sr., who oversaw the project, threw out the first two pitches.  They were followed by former Major League Baseball players Bobby Wine and Mike MacDougal.  The attendees then made their way back to the tents for an enormous and delicious complimentary lunch catered by Collegeville Bakery. 

The remarkable affair was open to the public and those who came out enjoyed the experience immensely.  “It was a beautiful day and a wonderful event to witness,” exclaimed community resident, Kathy Opperman, “I extend a big thank you to the Mascaro family for adding this beautiful stadium and fields to our community.  The Chief was surely smiling upon his hardworking and generous family today.  Great job!”

The complex is located at 2759 Woodland Avenue and is now available for all to enjoy. 


FRANCESCO A. MASCARO BASEBALL FIELDS AND COMMUNITY PARK

Save the Date! It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for!  Find your baseballs, pull out your running gear and get ready to swing on the monkey bars.  Spring is around the corner and that means the Grand Opening of the Francesco A. Mascaro Memorial Baseball Fields and Community Park. 

 

The Dedication of this newly constructed park will take place on Saturday, March 31st at noon.  Use marker for the date as the ceremony will occur rain or shine in Lower Providence Township at 2759 Woodland Avenue.  Inaugural baseball games will follow the ceremony.

 

This modern baseball field complex and park was built and is being donated by J.P. Mascaro & Sons and the Mascaro family to honor Frank A. Mascaro, a Mascaro founder who passed away on August 2nd, 2013.  

 

Affectionately known as “The Chief,” Frank lived a generous life and had a strong passion for baseball.  A field of this magnitude seemed like the perfect fit to keep his memory alive.  Over $2 million was put into the modern complex which includes a state-of-the-art, lighted regulation Little League Baseball Stadium with individual seating for over 250 spectators and additional viewing areas throughout, that is expected to attract regional Little League tournaments.  The complex also contains two additional full-size Little League Fields that allow for multiple games to be played at the same time, a fully equipped pavilion, a concession stand, a press box, batting cages, a playground geared towards children 2-12 and a one mile paved walking path.  It was built on a large tract of land owned by the Mascaro Brothers Investment Partnership and leased to Lower Providence Township for $1.00 per year.

 

The fields will also serve as the home of the Methacton Baseball Association, which has assumed responsibility for maintaining the playing area with equipment donated by Mascaro.  Children from Lower Providence Township and the surrounding communities are eligible to play for Association teams. 

 

During the Dedication Ceremony, Frank’s brother and Mascaro company President, Pat Mascaro, will speak briefly about the “special man” for whom this project was developed.  A complimentary lunch and game items will be provided for everyone who attends the event.

 

The Mascaro family members look forward to the Baseball Field Complex and Community Park being opened and available for use.  They are certain that Frank, “The Chief,” would be extremely proud and happy with this sports and recreational complex that bears his name. 


Mascaro Holiday Party

December 1st, 2017

Our 5th Annual Holiday Party Open House was once again a success!  Customers, employees and friends celebrated a year of teamwork and dedicated service with festive entertainment, delicious food and mouthwatering drinks. 1500 guests roamed the halls of our offices finding holiday joy around every corner! 


Employee Education Grant Program

September 2017

Start packing your bags college students! No matter what career you have your sights on, at J.P. Mascaro & Sons we know the value of a good education. We also realize the expenses of that education can add up which is why we established the Employee Scholarship Fund three years ago. Mascaro employees of all divisions with children accepted to a college are eligible and encouraged to apply. We’d like to congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients and wish them the best of luck! Maybe we have a future employee in the mix!


Lilypalooza

August 27th, 2017 

We were honored to take part in Lilypalooza to support this strong fighter, Lilyanna, as she bravely battles Hodgkin's Lymphoma.


Cardboard Classic 2017

March 3rd, 2017  

There may not have been an intense amount of snow for the annual Cardboard Classic but the crazy amount of fun was still there as Mascaro was once again the proud sponsor of this annual event.  For the 11th year in a row, participants have taken to the slopes to race their creative and impressive sleds constructed solely of cardboard, string, glue and tape.  And Mascaro was there ready and waiting to pick up the leftovers once the champion was determined!

 


Special Delivery

February 20th, 2017

When Nick’s special education teacher informed us that he uses our “red trucks with the blue elephants” as a motivator, we couldn’t resist his request for a Mascaro t-shirt.  And what better way to deliver some paraphernalia than by the Mascaro truck itself!  Our collection crew met an ecstatic Nick at his home Monday morning during their route with a bag of goodies and lots of excitement.  Nick wanted to know everything about trash and recycling and our men happily fueled his brain with info!  The eager 11 year old immediately put on his new sweatshirt and hat and went to work compacting some garbage after a short tutorial.  His mom told us afterwards, “You have no idea the impact you have made on Nick. He is over the top proud to wear your company's jacket and he also loved operating the garbage truck. Thank you thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to see Nick. I wish there were more companies like you that would take the time for Children with Special Needs and whom have Autism. It makes a difference!”  Well we were absolutely honored to meet Nick and felt privileged to be able to use our resources to give him a special day! We didn’t walk away empty handed either.  We were lucky enough to receive a special, carefully constructed, handmade Thank You poster!



Fruit for Kids

2014- Present

Inspired by Shania Twain, J.P. Mascaro & Sons initiated a complimentary “Fruit for Kids” program for local students.  “I really wanted that apple,” Twain wrote in her autobiography referring to barely touched fruit left behind by classmates in their lunches.  Too proud to pull these items from the trash, Twain’s desire touched Susan Lee Mascaro so intensely that she partnered with J.P. Mascaro & Sons to create “Fruit for Kids” and incorporated it into an area school district she felt may benefit from this idea.  Mascaro donates a different fruit each month for the children to enjoy on a daily basis free of charge.  What started as a free fruit program quickly escalated into an educational experience.  The children loved the fruit and the cafeteria staff embraced the idea.  Apples, bananas and oranges turned into apricots, kiwis and coconuts.  All students, regardless of their financial background, are now learning about and enjoying good nutrition while experiencing foods they may not have had the opportunity to otherwise.  We are excited to extend this program to additional schools where it has the opportunity to excel.    


 


Breakfast with Santa

December 10th, 2016

We got to visit with Santa without having to travel all the way to the North Pole...or waiting in those long mall lines.  As a way to give back to our community we had the big guy came to us for a morning filled with holiday spirit, giveaways, books, toys, food and lots of photos with Mr. Claus!



Construction Begins On the Francesco A. Mascaro Memorial Park

Fall 2016

 

This time next year, children of all ages will be practicing their athletic skills at a new state-of-the-art baseball complex fit to host the Little League World Series.  We are thrilled to build this recreational facility in remembrance of our co-founder, the late Francesco A. Mascaro, who had an innate generous spirit and a strong passion for sports. 

 

 



Employee Scholarship Fund 2016

September 2016

Start packing your bags college students! No matter what career you have your sights on, at J.P. Mascaro & Sons we know the value of a good education. We also realize the expenses of that education can add up which is why we established the Employee Scholarship Fund three years ago. Mascaro employees of all divisions with children accepted to a college are eligible and encouraged to apply. We’d like to congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients and wish them the best of luck! Maybe we have a future employee in the mix!


Touch-A-Truck Events

Summer 2016

There’s some new drivers on the road! Well…maybe parked on a closed street. But that didn’t matter! The thrill of driving a garbage truck was still there for the children participating in our various Touch-A-Truck events this summer.  We know the excitement our trucks provoke and look forward to sharing more vehicles at future events this fall!



Hometown Heroes

September 11th, 2016

They risk their lives for us and we are eternally grateful. We celebrated law enforcement and servicemen on September 11th, at the 6th Annual Hometown Heroes Soccer Fundraiser in Reading, PA. On a day that will forever cause pain in our hearts, we chose to remember it this year by supporting a tribute to the men and women who make a career dedicating their lives to our safety. We couldn’t think of a better way to show our appreciation during this event than by contributing a Fireworks Display to conclude the night. They light up the sky like our Heroes are a shining light to our nation.



Service Dog Donation

Summer 2016

His dog can call 911! We are used to hearing about dogs being a man’s best friend. It makes sense. No one is typically more excited when you walk through the door and is constantly showering you with love and affection. But for Aaron Durso, his dog is more than a buddy. He is trained to save his life. Aaron developed a seizure condition in 1993. This disorder causes seizures to strike without notice on an almost daily basis, affecting the entire brain. His life is at risk each time one occurs. That is why the Francis A. Mascaro Memorial Foundation was more than willing to help Aaron receive the seizure response dog necessary for his survival. Meet Dexter! He’s the yellow lab by Aaron’s side day and night who has the ability to retrieve medication and juice, open doors, help prevent injury during a seizure and make that 911 call!   We wish Aaron and Dexter all the best with their new founded friendship!


Preston & Steve Dumpster Pool Party

August 8th, 2016

It’s all fun and games until someone lands in a dumpster! Who are we kidding? It’s even more fun and games when you land in a Mascaro dumpster during the Preston and Steve show. Which is exactly what happened this morning when the Preston & Steve crew held a pool party in a Mascaro dumpster!

 



On Your Marc 5K

August 6th, 2016

 J.P. Mascaro & Sons was proud to once again sponsor the 8th annual "On Your Marc 5K event" on Saturday, August 6th in Lower Providence Township. This run is held to honor the memory of SSG Marc J. Small who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009. All proceeds benefit “Small Steps in Speech,” a foundation started by Marc’s fiancée, Amanda Charney, to assist children with communicative disorders. Thank you to all those who risk their lives for our safety and to all those who ran in Marc's memory!

 


Babe Ruth World Series

August 4th, 2016 

As a Grand Slam sponsor for The Audubon Recreation Association’s 10U Invasion softball team, we are cheering for these hard working girls to hit it out of the park at the Babe Ruth World Series that begins in Florida today!!! This well deserving team earned their bid by winning the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Mount Olive, NJ. No matter what happens we are incredibly proud to have had the opportunity to help this admirable team make this exciting and memorable trip to the World Series!


Mascaro Awards $40,000 in Educational Grants

June 17th, 2016

The artistry of hundreds of elementary school students decorated the halls of Mascaro's corporate headquarters in honor of our 10th annual Respect Award Ceremony.  Almost two hundred elementary school students and their families and teachers attended the celebratory dinner and award ceremony honoring this years poster contest winners and STAR students.  Along with over $6,000 of prizes awarded to contest winners at this year's event, $40,000 in grants were distributed to educational institutions that displayed a strong commitment to spreading the word of respect in their schools.  We are dedicated to supporting the community and strive to encourage a universal dedication to educating the public on the importance of respect, both to ourselves and to our environment.  Click here for more information on the event and for a full list of winners. 


Visitation BVM Dedication and Charity Event

May 14, 2016

Click here to view the PDF flyer

Whether it was playing an after school sport, letting out energy during P.E. class, or making a lifelong friend on the sidelines, we all have treasured memories from our early days on our school's gymnasium floor.  Please support an important charity event and celebration dedicated to helping our children create their own precious memories and honoring a man who spent his life doing just that. 

We invite you and your family to be part of a special Visitation BVM event. On Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm Visitation BVM will name its school gym in honor of John “Bing” Miller, a lifelong parishioner and a man who has been instrumental in the formation and success of Visitation’s Youth Athletic Programs. 

Many in this school district have been positively impacted by Bing Miller and we owe him a debt of gratitude. Please join us for this unique occasion and fund raising opportunity. 

Tickets can be purchased at the rectory for $40 a person. Each ticket includes entry to the event starting at the school gym and an authentic Italian food and drink festival held on the football field following the naming ceremony.  Be a part of supporting youth sports and honoring our friend, John “Bing” Miller!    

All proceeds will go to towards Visitation's gymnasium improvements. 

Please make checks payable to Visitation BVM Parish. 

TICKETS are available at the Visitation BVM Rectory

196 N Trooper Rd
Trooper PA 19403

Phone: (610) 539-5572

or by calling J.P. Mascaro & Sons at 267-933-6102


Cardboard Classic 2016

March 4th, 2016

 We were once again excited to donate our services to Preston and Steve's annual Cardboard Classic.  Fun and creativity were in full force as this year's participants displayed and put into action their sled creations.    Each sled was entirely made of cardboard, tape, string and glue.  Individuals and teams braved the cold and snow to showcase their masterpieces.  At the conclusion of the event, Mascaro happily took the materials to recycle.  Who knows?  Maybe the same items will resurface for next year's event!


38th Annual Radnor Run

October 25th, 2015

Mascaro's Forever Fans of Frankie were back in action this fall to help raise money and awareness in the fight against lung cancer.  Led by team leader, Julie Lick, Forever Fans of Frankie were once again awarded by Cecily Tynan and her committee as the top fundraising team for the 38th annual Penn Medicine Radnor Run.  "I am so proud of Mascaro's employees. We created several ways to raise donations from raffling off gift baskets to wearing jeans to work.  Everyone worked together to contribute to this wonderful cause," said Lick.  J.P. Mascaro & Sons acknowledged their employees hard work by matching the donation.  Forever Fans of Frankie plan to run away with the title again next year in honor of one of Mascaro's founders who lost his life to the disease in 2013 after a valiant fight. 


Columbus Day Celebration

October 12th, 2015

J.P. Mascaro & Sons will sponsor Norristown's Columbus Day Celebration for the sixth consecutive year on October 12th, 2015.  The event is held each year at the Borough's beautiful Christopher Columbus Commemorative Monument located in the Elmwood Park.  This entertaining and uplifting occasion is followed by an enjoyable and authentic luncheon hosted in our media room. 
 


On Your Marc

August 1st, 2015

J.P. Mascaro & Sons celebrated the life of Marc J. Small by contributing to the annual 5k race to support "Small Steps in Speech" set up to honor his memory.  Marc was killed in Afghanistan on February 12th, 2009.  We salute you, Marc, and all those who serve to protect our country. 


Touch-A-Truck

Various dates throughout the year

Ever wonder that it feels like to sit behind the wheel of those big trucks you see on the roads?  Well now you can! We send our trucks to various community touch-a-truck events throughout the year so you can experience the thrill of these vehicles first-hand. Its an exciting way to get inside and learn about different trucks and careers!


Breakfast with Santa

December 13th, 2014

In honor of our modern day Santa, the late Francisco A. Mascaro, J.P. Mascaro & Sons hosted a complimentary breakfast and photos with Santa for the local community.  Kids of all ages enjoyed getting their pictures taken and informing Santa of their Christmas wishes over bacon and eggs! 


Radnor Run

 October 26th, 2014

J.P. Mascaro & Son's, "Forever Fans of Frankie", were honored as 2014's top fundraising group for the American Lung Association at the 37th annual Radnor Run. Mascaro worked with Cecily Tynan and her committee to raise awareness and support lung cancer.  We plan to once again hit the ground running and support this wonderful cause next year. 


Blood Drive

Summer 2014 

Francisco A. Mascaro Memorial Blood Drive

J.P. Mascaro & Sons memorial blood drive collected 2014 pints of blood in 2014 for the American Red Cross in memory of Francisco A. Mascaro.  With the help of our community, friends and employees, we far exceeded our goal of 1000 pints.  A thank you message received from Robert Kessler, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, described the Memorial Blood Drive effort as "an amazing achievement that helped prevent a summer blood shortage and a great testimony to the philanthropic life works of Frank Mascaro."  We heartily thank all those who donated and volunteered.  


Robert Morris Childress Memorial Field

May 3rd, 2014

Robert Morris Childress Dedication

J.P. Mascaro & Sons fully funded the new baseball field at Methacton High School in memory of Robert Childress.  Childress was a standout player at Methacton in the 1960s and was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round.  Unfortunately  his draft number came up and he lost his life in Vietnam before he could ever swing the bat in the Major Leagues. His great promise of a professional baseball player lives on by those who now take the field in his honor.   



Cardboard Classic

Winter Annually

Ready, Set, Slide!  J.P. Mascaro & Sons supports The Cardboard Classic at Jack Frost each year.  This fun, interactive annual event is entertaining to both those who participate and those who cheer in the crowds.  Sleds are made using the sole combination of cardboard, tape, string and glue.  This event allows people of all ages to use their imaginations and creative skills while engaging in active teamwork and friendly competition. The teams enjoy building and racing and we happily take care of the materials afterwards. After seeing our trucks hauling away parts year after year, teams have started creating sleds of our truck and dumpsters!


 


Preston and Steve Campout for Hunger

 Winners 2010!

J.P. Mascaro & Sons won the annual Preston and Steve Camp-Out for Hunger.  We are proud of our employees who worked together to collect 61.8 tons of donated food for this worthy cause.  Mascaro showed up with 4 full tractor trailers worth of food- the most food ever donated by a single company at the time! 


 


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