Action Committees

COMBINING ASSOCIATE LEADERSHIP WITH A DESIRE TO DO GOOD

Highlights

126

Action Committee
members

17

on- and off-site volunteer
events coordinated

13

supply drives hosted
At each of our office locations, we have a group of committed associates who not only love to make an impact in the community, but are also driven to create those opportunities for their co-workers.

Our Action Committees plan both on- and off-site volunteer activities and organized donation drives to provide those in need with essential items.

These leaders often participate in our other ACT programs and serve as ambassadors for doing good. They help explain ACT to new associates, rally teams when needs arise, and are committed to making volunteerism and philanthropy easy and accessible.

 

Stories

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Denver, CO

Kids at Children’s Hospital Colorado feel a little more at home with a handmade blanket.


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hat’s why our associates rallied to gather the supplies for and put together 20 fleece tie blankets for children at the hospital.

“They are a fantastic, dedicated and motivated group,” says Jennifer Barksdale of Children’s Hospital Colorado. “They took great interest in both our organization and the health of our kids. It is great to work with a group that is connected with others in the community.”


Hunger Task Force

Milwaukee, WI

Our Milwaukee Action Committee helped stamp out hunger by organizing a food drive for Hunger Task Force.


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he organization operates a free and local food bank that provides healthy and nutritious food free of charge.

Associates organized 18 teams that each “adopted an item” for the food drive. The competition between canned tuna and fruit was stiff, but everyone won in the end.

Together, our associates donated more than 11,000 pounds of food to the organization.

“We were proud to partner with Empower Retirement for this drive,” said Sherri Tussler with Hunger Task Force. “The donated food helped local families at the holidays, providing a safety net of support for the hungry, and delivering dignity at Thanksgiving.”


KC Pet Project

Kansas City, MO

KC Pet Project cares for nearly 10,000 animals each year. The organization operates the animal shelter and adoption centers in Kansas City, Missouri, and relies on volunteers to help with tasks like keeping kennels clean, filling chew toys with peanut butter, assisting with laundry and helping with landscaping projects.


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orporate groups make a huge difference considering we only have 90 people on staff for all three of our locations,” says Betsy Rivas with the KC Pet Project. “Projects get done with a lot more efficiency and speed when we have committed and helpful volunteer teams.”

In 2016, the Overland Park Action Committee organized two offsite volunteer events to help at the shelter. More than 25 associates volunteered, giving a total of 149 volunteer hours.

Senior Support Services

Denver, CO

Associates in Denver joined together to donate toiletries and warm socks for seniors in need.


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his on-site, done-in-a-day drive benefitted Senior Support Services, an organization that operates a day shelter for homeless seniors. Associates also packed the donated items into handy tote bags with packed lunches and handed them out at the organization’s holiday breakfast.

“Our clients loved the comfort food and warm socks on a very cold day,” says Lisa Anderson with Senior Support Services.