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2 Weeks until Relay for Life!

The HR Strategies staff knows that there is an understood communal agreement between community and business, and that philanthropy leads to community building. For the past two years, our staff’s philanthropic efforts with corporate match have raised over $12,000 combined for the Gwinnett Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, and our team is taking action to help finish the fight. Please join our team, make a donation, or join us at the Gwinnett County fairgrounds the evening of May 8th.

Saving lives from cancer starts with one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time.

Relay For Life 2013

Angel Tree 2014

During the holiday season, the Quinn House distributes paper angels. On each of these hand decorated angels is the name of a child, the child’s age, and a toy they would like for Christmas. The HR Strategies Staff displayed these angels in their front entry way for internal employees to take and purchase the gift for each child. Look at all the gifts that will go to children in need this Christmas morning! To read more about Philanthropy at HR Strategies, click here or on the picture.

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Make A Difference

When communities prosper, everyone benefits.

Tomorrow marks the 24th annual Make A Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of community service.

“Make A Difference Day is about giving back to your community and serving others,” said seven-time Grammy winner Usher, who promotes service through his New Look Foundation. “One voice joined by another is the start of a movement.”

The HR Strategies staff knows 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. Last year, our staff’s philanthropic efforts with corporate match raised over $9,000. We proudly sponsor and engage with the American Cancer Society, St. Jude, and the Quinn House.

Yes, Philanthropy is imperative to HR Strategies, and when communities prosper, everyone benefits. To find out more about the charities we support please visit our Philanthropy page by clicking here.

We encourage all of our readers to take part in Make A Difference Day!

Toy Donations to The Quinn House Internal Employees 

Final angel tree 2013

HR Strategies Employees with their families at St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk.

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HR Strategies’ Relay For Life Team at Gwinnett Relay

Relay For Life 2013

Did you know that it is National Disability Employment Awareness Month?

New-ODEP-Logo-Vector-Cropped2National Disability Employment Awareness Month is an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

“We all have a role to play in — and benefit to gain from — increasing opportunities for meaningful employment for people with disabilities. This year’s theme encapsulates this in three powerful words. It conveys that advancing disability employment is about much more than just hiring. It’s about creating a continuum of inclusion. And the first step on this continuum is expectation,” said Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for disability employment policy when announcing this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme, which is “Expect. Employ. Empower.”

Employers and employees in all industries can learn more about how to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month and ways they can promote its messages — during October and throughout the year — by visiting the ODEP website at www.dol.gov/odep/.

If you have specific questions regarding Employment Laws and Regulations regarding Disabilities in the work place our HR/Client Services Department is here to assist you.

Clients call us today at 770-339-0000.

MLK, Jr. Day of Service

Right now, over 3,000 volunteer are mobilized doing good in our city. Hands On Atlanta has organized this wonderful day of service in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. HR Strategies applaud Hands On Atlanta for their selfless philanthropy. Read the full article here, or sections of it below: 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is considered the formative figure in the modern fight for civil rights, and his legacy remains a centerpiece in the work of all those who follow him in his cause. Hands On Atlanta is proud to present the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, in partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change an annual city-wide volunteer initiative to uphold Dr. King’s legacy and vision for an equal and united America.

Volunteer Service

On Monday, January 20th, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Hands On Atlanta will mobilize more than 3,000 volunteers in service to local communities, schools and nonprofits. Projects will primarily support two community needs:

  • Poverty alleviation
  • Beautification of Civil Rights historic sites and neighborhoods, as well as sites dedicated to Civil Rights leaders

School-Based Civic Education

Hands On Atlanta Schools-Based AmeriCorps members will engage 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students in civic education surrounding the key events of 1963 that resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed major forms of discrimination, guaranteed voting rights and mandated desegregation in schools and public accommodations. The focus turns to modern day issues and exploring what today’s students are passionate about including concepts of civil rights and responsibilities, their role in the local and national future, and creating a better tomorrow. AmeriCorps members provide the discussion points and serve as classroom moderators allowing the students to freely explore in an open forum.

Click Here to Read the Full Article

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