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