The holiday season – and its emphasis on giving – is now in full swing. Giving back to the communities that have helped us achieve our success is a cherished value at American Structurepoint. We believe in the importance of year-round giving and continual community service because we are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.
Our employees volunteer their time to serve organizations such as Dream Alive, Meals on Wheels, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and the ACE Mentor Program. We also provide financial support to dozens of causes and organizations throughout the year, such as the Thirst Project to build water wells in Swaziland. We are extremely excited about our $250,000 gift to expand quality Project Lead the Way STEM education programs in all Indianapolis Public Schools. This investment to boost STEM skills in young people, which we made to celebrate our 50th year of business, is the perfect ‘thank you’ to the city of Indianapolis that we believe will pay many dividends for years to come.
Each group and cause that we support has a story. In nearly every case, that story continues to unfold. The need is great in communities near and far, from those in our own backyard to those on the other side of the globe. At this time of year, I urge you to find a cause that speaks to your heart, to the values you live by, and give whatever you can. Your support could make a big difference in someone’s story.
Prior to December, our Give Back program has supported 40 organizations in 2016. We look to increase that support to an additional 30 groups in December as our Give Back program shifts into high gear.
We are honored to have assisted these groups this year: Backpack Attack (Indianapolis), Flood Relief in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Big Brothers and Sisters of Central Ohio, Catholic Charities of Genesee County, Michigan – Water for Flint Michigan, Camp Reveal (Evansville), Dayspring Center (Indianapolis), In Memory of Derek Knowling (Indiana), Dream Alive (Indianapolis), Faith, Hope & Love Community (Indianapolis), Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, IPS Northwest High School food pantry and uniform closet (Indianapolis), JasperStrong (Greenwood), Julian Center (Indianapolis), Lazarus Living (Indianapolis), LifeCare Alliance (Columbus, Ohio), Line of Duty Fund (Dallas, Texas), Meals on Wheels (Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio), Million Meals Movement (Indianapolis), Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Morning Light (Indianapolis), Mozel Sanders Foundation (Indianapolis), National Foundation for Transplants, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, Packapalooza Day of Service (Lake Area United Way), Paw Pantry at Fall Creek Valley Middle School (Indianapolis), Pals on Patrol (Noblesville), Salvation Army (tornado relief), Schools on Wheels (Indianapolis), Scholarship Africa (Indianapolis), Serving Sistas, (Indianapolis) Teachers’ Treasures (Indianapolis), The Sharing Place Food Pantry (Indianapolis), Thirst Project (international effort), Vanderburgh County Foundation (Evansville), Vanderburgh County CASA , (Evansville) Wabash Valley Community Foundation (Terre Haute, Indiana), and two families needing financial help.
Happy holidays to all.