By: Gina Lydakis, Vice President of Human Resources
Do you recall this famous saying, “What goes around comes around?” Let’s call it Good Karma.
The holidays are approaching and we are all blessed to be working and have people in our lives that care about us.
There are so many unfortunate individuals who need help and what better time of year to offer that help.
Transervice, like so many other companies, likes to give back to the community. The Company has ties to
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
Toys for Tots
The Book Fairies
Red Nose Day
Wounded Warrior Project
Dennis Schneider, the President of Transervice, also serves on the board of Calvary Hospital. He has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for this wonderful organization. The mission of Calvary Hospital is to care for the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of their adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. It is the only fully accredited acute care hospital in the U.S. devoted exclusively to the palliative care of patients. Calvary’s core principles are compassion, non-abandonment, dignity and love.
On September 23rd, the Company and 10 employees generously volunteered their time for the first annual Long Island Truck Pull to benefit Move for Hunger. Move for Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move for Hunger helps companies and individuals across the US and Canada organizes successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 10 million pounds of food. Many co-workers, family and friends were there to cheer our volunteers on. Not only did they have a great time but they also enjoyed the gift of giving.
Transervice invites you to give back. Pick a charity near and dear to your community. Get your co-workers involved and let’s make a change. Giving during the holiday season not only warms the heart but it also shows compassion.
Below are some helpful hints if you are not sure how to start.
Consider for which holiday – Thanksgiving or Christmas – and begin 4 to 6 weeks in advance of the holiday.
Decide on an individual to organize the process.
Contact a local church, school, shelter or similar organization and inquire about their needs.
Go to the local post office and inquire about children’s letters to Santa. Make a list of items needed, such as clothes, toys and food. Decide whether to collect money or material items and, if collecting items, who will be responsible for getting what.
Again, these are just a few suggestions, and although we would love for our employees to give back to their communities, participation in any charity is voluntary.