Looking Forward, Giving Back Campaigns in 2016
Jan 04, 2017
At Brokers Alliance, we believe in the power of giving back to the community. In 2016, we’re proud to have donated to or volunteered with some 20 different non-profit organizations. Over the course of the year, our team dedicated hundreds of hours to furthering these organizations’ aims. Additionally, we provided more than $11,700 in charitable financial assistance. As we prepare for a year of community involvement marked by even more donations and volunteer work, we reflect on the work we’ve done this past year.
Employee-of-Month Charity Donations
As part of our employee-of-the-month program, the employee honored at the end of each month selects a charity of his or her choice to whom we make a monetary donation. Starting in January, this year’s employees of the month chose Ryan House, the Arizona Cancer Foundation, “Prevent Child Abuse America,” American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Boys & Girls Club of America, MorningStar Mission, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Hope Lives Here, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Rescue Mission of Salt Lake, and Child Crisis Center of Arizona. The money donated contributed to the care of children and animals in need, medical research, and other great humanitarian causes.
Hands-on Volunteer Work
In addition to monthly donations, the Brokers Alliance team allocated time and energy to volunteering for local charities and organizations.
In February, we teamed up with employees of our sister companies to do a large-scale cleanup of the six sections of Fountain Hills roadway we’re responsible for maintaining as part of Fountain Hills’ Adopt-A-Street initiative.
In March, volunteers trekked out to Mesa to serve meals for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The organization is committed to feeding, clothing, sheltering, and healing destitute individuals with limited resources and nowhere to turn to for assistance.
In June, we helped clean and stock inventory at the Hospice of the Valley White Dove Thrift Store. All proceeds from reused and recycled clothing and wares sold at the thrift store benefit the hospice’s patients and patients’ families.
In July, some of our employees and their families spent time volunteering at Books for Africa, an organization committed to ending what is referred to as Africa’s book famine.
In August, we teamed up with our local school district to design a marketing campaign focused on why parents should choose Fountain Hills schools.
In September, our volunteer efforts were concentrated at Mesa’s Ronald McDonald House, an organization committed to assisting the families of children facing medical challenges. We helped clean the organization’s facilities, filled welcome bags, and prepared food for the sick children and their families who Ronald McDonald supports.
In December, we participated in AZ Helping Hands Toy Drive and collected new toys and clothes for children in need. AZ Helping Hands is centered in Scottsdale, Arizona and focuses on supporting foster families at times of crisis or need by providing the basic essentials, in addition to making dreams come true around the holidays.
2016 was a busy year for us at Brokers Alliance. On the business side of things, we helped connect independent brokers to hundreds of new clients and reached a number of exciting milestones. Where philanthropy is concerned, we engaged with several community organizations and encouraged our employees to get more involved in giving back to their community. There’s always work to be done on both fronts. And in 2017, we hope to make even more of an impact on our community than in 2016. Giving back is rewarding, and we believe it’s the right thing to do.