The Community Service fund received payroll contributions totaling $3,213.50, and the company match brought us to $6,427 in incoming funds for August. In July, employee payroll contributions and the company match plus 7260 auction proceeds increased our coffers by $7,733. We now have 138 employee contributors. The funds are used to assist organizations recommended by our staff.
Commitment forms are available via Pinnacle if you would like begin contributing, or to change your existing commitment. If you have a suggestion for an organization that could use a boost of volunteers or a financial contribution, please share it with the Community Service board. A donation request form is available via Pinnacle.
Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana – Community Service continued its support of Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana with a $500 donation. Meals on Wheels provides medically-tailored meals to homebound residents of the greater Indianapolis area. American Structurepoint employees have been volunteering delivery services for the organization for several years, and additional delivery volunteers are needed. Contact Derrek Day for information about getting involved.
Penny and Sonja – Community Service donated $150 each to two individuals in Northwest Indiana who have received cancer diagnoses. The donation was recommended by Eric Wolverton, who works in the Transportation Group from the Highland office.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore – The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Austin received a $250 donation. The resale store has a dual benefit. It keeps usable building materials and supplies out of landfills, and the proceeds from sales directly support Habitat’s homeownership programs. Several members of our Austin office volunteered at the store in August. (Please see the article elsewhere in this month’s newsletter.)
Mid-Ohio Foodbank – The Mid-Ohio Foodbank received a $500 donation in conjunction with the Columbus office’s day of service at their facility. (Please see the “Community Service in Other Places” story elsewhere in the newsletter.)
Residents of the Dayspring Center homeless shelter in Indianapolis were provided a festive picnic by American Structurepoint volunteers. The weather on July 27 was beautiful, and approximately 40 members of the families in residence enjoyed food, yard games, and a beading activity. American Structurepoint volunteers shopped for supplies, grilled the hamburgers and hot dogs, served food, and provided set-up and clean-up services.
DREAM Alive Scholar Visit – High school students from the DREAM Alive program will visit American Structurepoint’s Indianapolis office on October 2 for a hands-on STEM activity. Please contact Michele Collins or Anitra Lewis if you would like to be involved with this event.
We’re planning a return of the exciting tricycle race this fall. Watch your email for more details about this Indianapolis event!
Holiday Mania returns on Friday, December 13. Electronic shopping options will be available for those who can’t attend in person.