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Company Benevolence Programs … Make it a Community Habit!

February 27th, 2015 by
By Chelsea Irwin

Over the last year Golden Mailer has been blessed to partner with the HOPE program for local foster and homeless children in the East Bay

Golden Mailer had the unique experience this year to sponsor children from the local Mount Diablo Unified School District’s HOPE program. We have blogged in the past about the HOPE program, but here is a quick explanation of what they are all about: Last school year, the MDUSD HOPE program served 511 homeless children, grades K-12 and 151 foster youth. These are children living in shelters, cars, motels, and staying temporarily with friends in what they call “doubled up” and “tripled up” living arrangements. Most of us don’t see this or believe it is happening in places like Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, or Clayton, but it is.

As a local and family owned business, the employees at Golden Mailer agreed that volunteering would be best served in the local community…

Children in Classroom, HOPE, Golden Mailer

There is nothing more important to the future of your community than providing inspiration and support to the young adults who will be running the local businesses, enforcing the law, operating on your loved ones and eventually raising the generation to follow. This is why we came together as a company to pull together resources and help provide holiday cheer to those that need it the most.

It doesn’t feel like there are many children living in homeless or poverty stricken situations in the East Bay, but there are. When we use the word “many” we simply mean that even one child is too many. My hat is off to everyone who did something this holiday season to help make a stranger’s holiday a little brighter. Dedication to Benevolence Programs is proven to give employees a more positive view of the company they work for and speak with a higher level of respect outside of work to friends, family and associates about management and company culture.

Working with the dedicated members of HOPE shows you the unfortunate truth… THIS NEVER ENDS.

These children need food year around, school supplies, clothing, and resources available to show them that they haven’t been left behind or forgotten. Simply because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you should forget about the less fortunate members of your local community. A few months ago we wrote about different ways you can volunteer or simply donate money to local organizations all year long. There are countless ways to get involved, read Golden Mailer’s 2015 Holiday Volunteering Blog for more information.

Why start company Benevolence Programs?

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in daily routines and we quickly forget about the children sleeping in cars or shelters in the middle of February. This was one of the many great experiences that the Golden Mailer team has started to make a tradition as a dedicated partner with the local HOPE program. We encourage you to start your own tradition and give what you can to your local community all year long.

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