During the pandemic, Louis Mauriello, owner of Champion Waste, heard a story from a friend about a little boy whose birthday party was cancelled, but still made special when his father arranged for pickup trucks, vans and dump trucks to do a “birthday drive-by.” After hearing this, Mauriello was encouraged to offer the same option to his own local community of the West Essex area and surrounding towns. Mauriello began posting on social media that Champion Waste’s trucks were available to drive by and deliver birthday wishes during the lockdown, “it basically took on a life on its own,” he stated.
This past year Champion Waste has done a number of socially distanced drive-bys bringing smiles to children’s faces on their birthdays. The drive-bys were not for children only… some adults who have felt lonely while being stuck at home have requested their own drive-by, and, of course, Mauriello and his team happily oblige.
This venture has turned into a family event—his son Marco drives their newest truck to the drive-bys, and his wife Michell made a birthday sign to hang on the truck. Says Mauriello, “We’ve established new friendships and business relationships from this and the response from the public was overwhelming and very humbling.”
Champion Waste is a family owned and operated, full-service property maintenance company that specializes in residential and commercial clean-outs. They are dedicated to exceeding their customers’ expectations and tailor their services to their individual needs.
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