We say it time and time again; our employees are seriously fantastic people. Each year they all go above and beyond to help members of our community live better lives – our Color Crew makes contributions.
For the past three years, we have identified a charity in our community as our Charity of Choice. This year, we chose the Rose Brooks Center, a nationally awarded Kansas City domestic violence center that provides shelter and support to individuals, families and pets who dream of a life safe from violence. Their mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse.
We began taking donations on October 3 – in less than three weeks, we had collected over 1,000 pounds of items to donate. Our friends at Church & Dwight donated a gaylord full of personal hygiene items. Our employees rose to the challenge and donated another gaylord full of in-kind needs requested by the center. Employees also raised $150 dollars, which is enough to provide one safe night for a woman or child escaping abuse and 8 hot, nutritious meals to a resident of the emergency shelter.
“We’re a company of people helping people – not only in our everyday printing duties, but also in major charitable donations, like this.” Brett Saunders, Vice President of finance and development stated. “It’s amazing that everyone from partners like Church & Dwight to our printing pros can come together to support such a worthy and close-to-home cause.”
Danny Tetuan, assistant account manager and donator of diapers stated, “There are so many mothers out there, especially in these unfortunate circumstances, that can’t afford diapers.” The memories of his sister’s similar circumstances drove his donation choice.
We’re all so proud to be part of a company that cares. Jessie McWilliams, Human Resources Manager and Charity of Choice captain stated, “I love that I get to work for a company that allows and encourages us to give back to our community. It is inspiring that our employees are always more than willing to give back to those who may be dealing with less fortunate circumstances.”
Fantastic job, Color Crew. We appreciate everything that you do for us, and everything that you do for others.