Body of your Article: Peter Weedfald’s years of charitable service receive recognition from mental health advocacy organization, Attitudes in Reverse.

PRINCETON, NJ, August 23, 2021 – In recognition of his lifelong commitment to charitable work, Peter Weedfald, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sharp Home Elec-tronics Company of America, has been selected by New Jersey-based nonprofit Attitudes in Reverse® (AIR) as the 2021 Champion of Hope Honoree. Weedfald will be recognized at the organization’s 5th Annual Taste of Hope event, a distinguished community celebration to be held on October 13th, from 6 PM to 9 PM ET, at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal.

Throughout his career as an executive in the consumer electronics industry, Peter Weedfald has dedicated time and resources to service and charitable endeavors, particularly for children in need. This includes his participation in creating and maturing charitable foundations such as ViewSonic’s Journey of Hope, Circuit City’s Firedog Across America, Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope, and Hope for Education. Peter’s book, Green Reign Leadership, is another vehicle for philanthropy, with the majority of proceeds being donated to charity organizations. Green Reign Leadership is available for sale in 11 countries and is also translated into Mandarin.

“We all work tirelessly to serve our company and our valued customers every day at Sharp, still our responsibilities don’t end there,” said Peter Weedfald. “It is much more rewarding to give than to receive. My time and efforts towards giving has been centered around children and teenagers in need. I am thrilled and honored to be part of Attitudes in Reverse (AIR) as this caring, sharing and giving organization is focused on helping young people.”

“We greatly admire Peter’s dedication to supporting organizations whose missions are to improve young people’s health and wellbeing to help maximize their potential to achieve many goals throughout their lives. We are honored to recognize Peter for his tremendous contributions to these vital initiatives and extremely grateful for his and Sharp’s generous support for AIR,” said Co-Founders Tricia Baker, YMHFA, CPDT-KA, and Kurt Baker, YMHFA, CFP®.

Sharp Home Electronics Company of America has announced that it will be an AIR Sponsor of the Taste of Hope event. Sharp Electronics Corporation also donates, partners with and regularly supports several local charities, including Family Promise of Bergen County, Ramapo College Foundation and the Center for Food Action.

Taste of Hope is a yearly banquet bringing together community members, donors and honorees to support the mission of AIR – creating a community of understanding, kindness and empathy through mental health education and awareness.

In addition to Sharp Home Electronics Company of America, sponsors of this year’s event are: AIR Sponsor – Arc Intermedia; Faith Sponsors – Almo Corporation, J. Robert Bratman, Esq., Monarch Title Agency, Inc., Nationwide Marketing Group, Princeton Brain & Spine, Stark & Stark and Szaferman Lakind Attorneys at Law; Dignity Sponsors – Leary, Bride, Mergner & Bongiovanni, P.A. and Technology Designer; Love Sponsor – Continental Marketing; Sponsor Half-Day AIR Classroom Presentation – Peppercomm.

Participating restaurants, dessert and wine, spirit vendors are Antimo’s Italian Kitchen, Carella’s Chocolates, CATB Liquor Import, Crown of India, De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pies, Iron & Ivy at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Local Greek, McCaffrey’s Food Market, Outback Steakhouse, Plush Vodka, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Seasons 52, Senor Sangria, Sourland Mountain Spirits, Starbucks and Texas Roadhouse.
To register to attend the Taste of Hope event or make a donation, please visit www.toh.ngo.

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About Attitudes in Reverse

Attitudes In Reverse® (AIR) was established by Tricia, Kurt and Katelyn Baker of Plainsboro, NJ, in 2010, soon after their son/brother Kenny died by suicide following a long battle against severe depression and anxiety. Their mission is to save lives by educating students about mental health, related disorders and suicide prevention. Since January 2011, they have presented to more than 100,000 students in elementary, middle and high schools and colleges in New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Missouri, Texas and Arizona. AIR also offers Youth Mental Health First Aid instruction and includes the AIR Dogs: Paws for Minds program, bringing dogs into schools to help students de-stress and engage in the conversation about mental health. In addition, AIR trains and certifies Emotional Support Animals and offers a lunch-and-learn program for businesses. For more information about AIR, please visit www.air.ngo or call 609-945-3200.

About Sharp Home Electronics Company of America (SHCA)

SHCA is the U.S. Consumer Products Group of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of one-of-a-kind premium technology products. SHCA includes the manufacturing of certain home appliances in Memphis, TN together with the sales & marketing and servicing of home electronics in the United States. Leading products include Sharp Carousel®, Microwave Drawer, SuperSteam+ ovens, and Plasmacluster® Ion air purifiers.
Sharp Corporation appears on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2020, received a 2018 Thomson Reuters TOP 100 Global Technology Leader Award, and appeared on the Forbes America’s Best Employers 2017 list. Learn more at http://www.sharpusa.com/.
Sharp, Carousel, Microwave Drawer, SuperSteam+, Plasmacluster, Healsio, and all related trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sharp Corporation and/or its affiliated companies. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Press Contact for SHCA:
Kellyn Curtis
972.816.1355
kcurtis@peppercomm.com
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