One of the ways we measure our success is how much we give back to the communities where we work.
Through Power with Purpose, we seek to impact people’s lives in meaningful ways through fundraising and donation; volunteering our time and skills; donating materials; and coordinating special projects.
Like most successful companies, we pursue several company-wide initiatives each year. But that’s not all. We know it can be hard for busy working folks with families to find time to volunteer. So, we make it easy by allowing our full-time team members to use whole work days to volunteer with organizations that matter to them. It may seem like a little thing, but one person’s contributions for a full day can make a big difference.
Over the years, Power with Purpose has helped many wonderful organizations, such as Feed My Starving Children, United Way, A Safe Haven, ACE Mentor, ChildServ, and Rebuilding Together. By supporting these organizations and many others, we support their missions to help the individuals and families who make up our community.
Volunteered annually to local organizations and groups
For over 125 years, Kids Above All mission has been to protect, heal and educate children and families so they can build better lives. Power partnered with the organization on various events including their annual toy drive and volunteering at their group homes helping to paint, garden, drywall, clean, and create social spaces for the homes' residents.
Power has volunteered with Feed My Starving Children for years, packing nutritionally balanced dry food packs that are sealed and distributed to their partners around the world. At our last event, our team packed over 650 boxes which will provide 142,000 meals for children around the world.
Hosted at the McCormick YMCA, our Power With Purpose volunteer team helped to package and distribute fresh produce from the Greater Chicago Food Depository to over 200 families from the local community.
The Forest Preserves of Cook County’s nearly 70,000 acres of woodlands, prairies and wetlands provide endless, year-round opportunities to get outside, get exercise and make a meaningful difference in our community. We have volunteers that go out for buckthorn removal.
Each year our project engineers, project managers and superintendents volunteer with the ACE Mentor Program of America, a free after school program designed to encourage high school students to pursue careers in architecture, construction and engineering. The program attracts over 10,000 students each year.
Greater Chicago Food Depository strives to end hunger by connecting our neighbors with healthy food and advancing solutions that address the root causes of hunger. We help with volunteer events that focuses on repackaging fresh produce and bulk food for distribution, sort and label products, and assemble boxes of assorted food.
--- Wanda Ramirez, CEO, Rebuilding Together