Making a difference. It’s what we do – both at work and within our communities. At Supplemental Health Care, we believe in giving back to our communities through a variety of corporate and personal outreach programs and charitable activities. Below are some examples of the exciting things being done across the country.
We’re proud to announce our support for Vaccine Ambassadors as our official philanthropic cause for 2015. This organization is dedicated to providing immunizations for children throughout the world – helping to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases that kill as many as 1.5 million children under the age of five each year.
Our goal as a company is to immunize 5,000 children through company-sponsored and employee initiatives in 2015.
Stay tuned to this section for more information about how you can be a part of this worthy effort.Read more about our partnership with Vaccine Ambassadors.
Fortress Youth Development Center Thanksgiving Food Drive
Claudia Gonzalez from our Fort Worth office organized a food drive for Fortress Youth Development Center. The center serves inner city youth near the Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth. Their programs are designed to bring hope to the lives of at-risk children by providing resources that will help them break the cycle of generational poverty. Claudia has been volunteering with them for 5 years!
Dallas Raffles for Vaccine Ambassadors
On Friday, May 1, 2015, our Dallas office purchased raffle tickets to help raise funds for Vaccine Ambassadors. Raffle tickets sold for $1 each, and bigger prizes, like a flat screen TV and a Nintendo Wii, raffled off at $5 a piece. The office collected $745 in ticket sales and will potentially help save 745 lives though Vaccine Ambassadors.
Going Green for a Cause
Supplemental Health Care's corporate office went green for St. Patrick’s Day. A “Green Smoothie” fund raiser was organized and donations were collected to help support the The National Ability Center, a facility that helps individuals build self-esteem, confidence and life skills through sport and educational programs. The company will donate $304 to their local National Ability Center facility.
A Spontaneous Act of Kindness
In the middle of February, a frigid cold swept the nation leaving many cities with freezing temperatures. Even the Southern states experienced highs in the teens and felt unprepared for the extreme winter weather. As the cold lingered around, there was a call-to-action on local radio and news stations stating there was a dire need for coats and blankets for homeless shelters in the Atlanta area.
Victoria Rodgers in the Marketing Department responded on short notice and rallied the Atlanta office to help the Peachtree + Pine Works Homeless shelter located in the heart of Atlanta. During a Friday lunch hour, the Marketing Department went to the local Goodwill store to purchase blankets and coats for men, women and children. Several items were purchased and immediately driven to the homeless shelter downtown. Many homeless persons were extremely thankful to receive their coats and blankets for the cold nights ahead.
Granting Wishes for Foster Children
Supplemental Health Care's own Stacey Clemons took the initiative to help G.A. Family Services, a local non-profit and private organization which serves the needs of 130 foster children from Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Allegany, Erie, and Wyoming counties in New York. Clemons got her entire office involved by sending a mass email asking for help and putting up a holiday tree to fill for the children.
Each foster child filled out a wish list asking for the gifts they would like to receive this holiday season. The office really stepped up to the plate this year by sponsoring 37 foster children. Each child received brand new items like: bikes, snowboards, sleds, sporting goods, movies, action figures, art supplies and more.
Clemons has been helping G.A. Family Services for the past couple of years and says this project is all about giving the kids a special holiday. She also stated she looks at this volunteer effort as an “extension of Supplemental Health Care where you always give 110% to help.”
Saving Lives One Donation at a Time
Donations from Supplemental Health Care and its employees provided nearly 4,000 vaccines to needy children all around the world. Now that's something to celebrate!
One Like = One Immunization!
It’s a big thumbs up on our kick-off fund raiser for Vaccine Ambassadors. Starting December 1st and continuing throughout the month, Vaccine Ambassadors will contribute one vaccine to a child for every like they receive from Supplemental Health Care up to 500 likes. This program will build social awareness for Vaccine Ambassadors while giving us a quick 500 start on our goal of 5,000 vaccinated children! Go to the Vaccine Ambassador Facebook page and like them now! And don’t forget to tell your friends and family to give the page a thumbs up too. Every like counts.
Toys for Tots
Supplemental Health Care's Dallas office is partnering up with Toys for Tots in December. Starting on November 24th, the branch will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children in need. The donations will benefit children in the local area. Toys for Tots has drop off locations all over the country, so look out for your community's donating center and bring a gift to light up a child's holiday season.
Become an Ambassador
Supplemental Health Care is an official partner of Vaccine Ambassadors, an affordable program that uses its donations to purchase needed vaccines and immunizations for children around the world. Each year 1.5 million children under age five die from preventable diseases, and Supplemental Health Care wants to reduce this number by setting a goal to immunize 5,000 children and match dollar for dollar up to $2,500. To learn more about the program and how you can contribute stay tuned to the We Care page.
Blue Jeans for Babies
During the month of October, the Dallas office of Supplemental Health Care surpassed its goal and raised $1,175 for The March of Dimes. Employees had to donate $5 for each day they wore blue jeans. In return, all donors received an official “Blue Jeans for Babies” sticker for the day. All donations benefited at-risk babies and their parents.