The holiday season is full of hustle and bustle, parties and time spent with friends and family. It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of the season, and forget about the true meaning in the midst of wrapping paper and tinsel. Even so, there are many people who make it their mission year after year to celebrate the season with giving, including some of the best companies in Arizona.
BestCompaniesAZ would like to present some top companies who have embraced the season of giving and are supporting the local Arizona community. The actions taken by these companies and their employees demonstrate true dedication to helping the community, and reflect greatly on their company culture. Check out some of the ways these top companies celebrate the season of giving:
Charles Schwab participates in many programs during the holiday season to help give back to the community. Schwab’s annual Adopt-a-Family Program has continued to grow since 2006, and they have sponsored and helped many families in need. Schwab employees also participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s as well as a volunteer event at St. Vincent DePaul. This year, Schwab is partnering with OCJ Kids for a Season for Giving Pajama Drive.
For the past two years, Infusionsoft has partnered with AZCEND, an organization that has a variety of programs that supports those in need. Infusionsoft also organized a toy drive for Helping Hands in Arizona, and donated furniture to multiple organizations including the Boys & Girls Club and the Woodson Family Foundation. Infusionsoft has also organized a toy drive in their office to support local charities like Helping Hands.
As the end of the year approaches, Vanguard crew members around the world join together to help brighten the lives of children, seniors, and families in need. They call this effort Vanguard’s Giving Season. Since 1995, crew members have provided more than a quarter of a million gifts to thousands of deserving individuals. Vanguard partners with different local agencies and organizations to administer the program, allowing the initiative to take on unique dimensions at each of our sites. For instance, crew members may create gift boxes, or purchase toys, books, clothing, and treats (at some sites, crew sponsors receive gift suggestions for the child or senior assigned to them). Read more about Vanguard’s Giving Season here.
Dignity Health hosted a toy drive in their office this past November to support the Salvation Army Forgotten Angels. The Forgotten Angels toy drives help provide Christmas joy and cheer to underprivileged valley children. Dignity Health also held a large-scale event for Locks of Love, as shown below:
USAA employees are very involved in this holiday season. Through the Angel Tree program, over 190 employees have adopted a total of 300 children to ensure they have gifts to open this holiday season. Additionally, approximately 100 volunteers will be engaged in the community off-site helping to pack emergency food boxes for families and children, preparing meals and sorting donations for those in need.
The Freedom Fall Food Drive Collected over 100 boxes of food for St. Vincent De Paul and Oasis Food Bank. They also donated to the Ironwood Cancer center and collected turkeys and cash donations for St. Mary’s. Determined to end hunger in Arizona, Freedom employees sorted food, repacked bulk produce and packed emergency food boxes with non-perishable items that go to those in need throughout the Phoenix metro area. They also held a Freedom Toy/Diaper/Shelter Drive to benefit Child Crisis Arizona and the Salvation Army in Phoenix. The drive makes a difference in the lives of low-income children and families during the holiday season.
Vixxo has a history of partnering with local communities to support, give back and uplift those in need. In 2016, the company launched its “Vixxo Gives Back” charitable program across the U.S. and Canada. As a successful, growing company, they know that by elevating the communities around them, everyone is stronger.
BestCompaniesAZ is proud to support these companies and their efforts in helping the local Arizona community. BestCompaniesAZ wants to wish everyone a happy holiday and we cannot wait to see what these companies do in 2019!