Team Build Pack Party with Altria

August 28, 2018

Altria Group Distribution Company


Who doesn’t love a good team build function?  While onsite at The Vinoy in St. Pete for their District meeting, The Stano Foundation partnered with Altria Group Distribution Company.  Altria had been looking for a local organization to get involved with where they could not only give back to the community but help make a personal impact as well.  We are absolutely humbled and honored that they chose Stano.  During their team build function they helped fill and ship 200 care packages for our deployed troops.  They also packed all 200 in record time – under 45 minutes!!!!  Altria was not only gracious enough to purchase 13 of the 46 the items needed (200 of each item), but they generously sponsored the shipping cost of ALL 200 PACKAGES!  It’s nice to find organizations who want to find ways to give back and that’s just what Altria does. We appreciate this new community partnership and are looking forward to many new events in the future.


“On behalf of the Tampa District of Altria Group Distribution Company, we all unanimously agree that our community service event to pack 200 care packages for our troops located overseas was THE BEST event we have ever done! That is because Paula and her team at The Stano Foundation are an amazing, well organized, “support-our-troops” machine! We were all humbled by Paula’s story and why she has made it her mission to help out our troops, which made it so much more exciting for us to know the boxes we were packing would make such a personal and far reaching impact on the daily lives of our hard working military members across the world. As an added bonus, Paula shared feedback from actual recipients of our packages about how thankful they were to have received the specialized care items and letters of our thanks. It’s an awesome feeling to know we were part of making their day better! We had been searching for a local foundation that we could partner with for the long term and are so happy to have found Paula and The Stano Foundation. Not only can we participate at the District level, but The Stano Foundation offers opportunities that our whole family can attend as well! Our sincerest thanks to Paula and your team for everything you do!! “

Brooks Scheppele, Territory Sales Manager, AGDC