The Power of Giving Back
We as a company know that there is an understood communal agreement between community and business, and that philanthropy leads to community building. We are proud to support both local and national charities, knowing that it is our corporate responsibility to give back to the community where we work and live. Every year, we sponsor and engage with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.
Our family-oriented culture is just one reason we support Relay For Life. Cancer has touched us all, whether it is our personal health or that of a family member or friend. Because of this, our involvement with the American Cancer Society’s Gwinnett Relay For Life has become the flagship of our philanthropic efforts. Relay For Life (RFL) events comprise the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society bringing together companies, schools, and non-profit organizations for a cause. Every year, the RFL movement raises more than $400 million. The American Cancer Society uses these donations to invest in groundbreaking research in every type of cancer and provides free information and services.
Every year we set a goal with consideration to our sponsor donation, the money we raise internally, and the money we make during the day of the event. Thanks to all of our efforts we were able to raise within the company and with the help of our brokers, Wadley Financial Group, we not only met our goal but we surpassed it!
Starting at the beginning of each year, our internal staff begins to raise funds for the spring event. Each May, we gather our team of staff and family members for the all-night event, where we set up a booth to raise additional money. Past slogans have been, “Cancer, You’re Fired,” “Despicable Cancer,” and “30 Years Dedicated Service to Ending Cancer’s Career.” This year, we went with a Star Wars theme due to the recent release of the last film with the slogan, “Cure Wars. The Hope Awakens.”
As a company gives back to the community and engages in the spirit of giving to organizations that have a personal significance to its employees, the employees themselves are uplifted, and that flows over into the motivation of employees in both their personal and professional lives. We have found that through our philanthropic efforts, we have not only aligned HR Strategies with other businesses in our community that share the same fundamental goals, but have also furthered our employees’ personal and professional lives.