PHOTO BY GLENN TRI EST
Kart names Cyril Bradley/ general manager
of its Chesterfield Township store, one of
the company's top community volunteers.
STEVE STEIN STAFF WRITER
C yril Bradley doesn't
spend much time in-
dulging himself, but
when he does, he knows
the perfect combina-
"I like to sit in my fa-
vorite chair with a bagel
and lox and watch Larry
King on television," Mr.
Bradley said. "Yes, I love bagels, lox
and Larry King."
Mr. Bradley doesn't get many
chances to enjoy such luxuries be-
cause when he isn't tending to his
duties as general manager of the
Kmart store on 23 Mile and Gratiot
in Chesterfield Township, he is de-
voting hours to community work.
His volunteerism hasn't gone un-
noticed. Mr. Bradley, 56, who was
born in Liverpool, England, was one
of 10,000 Kmart associates nation-
wide recognized recently for their
outstanding community contribu-
But that's not all. Mr. Bradley
also was one of four associates from
across the country chosen to rep-
resent the 10,000 honorees. He is
the man from the Midwest Region,
which contains approximately 600
charities through bake sales,
The four regional hon-
haircut booths, country-
orees will act as ambas-
western dance lessons,
sadors for Kmart's
wrestling tournaments and
Program and participate in
He also has arranged free
regional charity events.
The program, which began in meals for the needy and promoted
1985, is Kmart's way of encourag- fund-raisers for high school sports
ing its associates to become involved and band programs, Boy Scout
in their communities. Through the troops and youth centers. During
program, the company honors its the Persian Gulf war, he provided
associates for their efforts and ac- assistance for families of soldiers
fighting in the Gulf.
One of his favorite local organi-
One charity supported by Kmart
associates across the country is zations is the Macomb County Child
United Way. Since 1986, associates Abuse Neglect Information Coun-
have raised more than $48 million cil.. On a national level, Mr. Bradley
for that organization. As a corpora- has been involved with the March
tion, Kmart donated more than $21 of Dimes, United Way and Muscu-
million to non-profit groups in 1993. lar Dystrophy Association.
All told, Mr. Bradley raises about
"rye gotten involved in the com-
munity because it's something I've $10,000 each year for charity. In a
wanted to do and Kmart wants me typical week, he'll devote at least
to do," Mr. Bradley said. "Being the five to 10 hours to volunteer work.
"I'm really proud to receive the
general manager of a Kmart store
makes you a leader in your com- regional award from Kmart," Mr.
munity and getting involved is one Bradley said. "I'm more than hap-
py to do my share. As a company,
of your responsibilities.
"Beyond that, though, all the we really do a lot for the communi-
charity work makes me feel good. ties we serve, and this award gives
me a chance to point out what we
A 30-year employee of Kmart, do. I don't know of any other ma-
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