2022 Volunteering & Community Outreach Recap: The SOLution Program
In 2022, there were many unique opportunities to make a difference in our communities through volunteering and service. Through The SOLution program, our colleagues stepped up to support a variety of initiatives that left a significant impact on the environment, those in need, and the well-being of seniors, veterans, and essential workers.
The SOLution is SOLitude’s dedicated community outreach program established in 2012 to promote and reward volunteerism. Since the program was launched, SOLitude colleagues have collectively donated $549,105 to charitable organizations and generated 24,338 hours of volunteering.
Volunteering In 2022
In 2022 alone, colleagues achieved $12,800 in donations and spent 2,331 hours volunteering with almost 40 organizations, including:
- Boca Helping Hands
- Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mountain Island Lake
- Harvard Ambulance Services
- Bullard Fire Department
- Northbridge Conservation Commission
- Cardz for Kidz
Colleagues also coordinated meaningful volunteering initiatives based on their own interests and expertise:
- 26 trash clean-ups at parks, beaches, lakes, and highways
- Volunteer firefighter
- Food distribution and preparation for underserved communities
- Hand-making cards for children, seniors, veterans and more
- Outdoor safety and education training
- Fielding 911 Calls
- Invasive vegetation removal
In addition to personal efforts, teams across the country united to support SOLitude’s annual volunteering events.
Ahead of Thanksgiving, SOLitude partnered with 35 schools in the communities we serve to identify families facing financial hardship. We provided over $8,500 worth of turkeys and grocery store gift cards to school principals and counselors to distribute to 350 families in need.
SOLitude teams participated in the Salvation Army’s nationwide Angel Tree initiative by collecting gifts, clothing, and necessities valued at $6,150 to provide to 130 children in need. Additionally, the company also supported several children’s hospitals across the country with gifts and donations valued at $2,800 to help create a joyful and fulfilling holiday experience for families navigating financial and health-related challenges.
Heart & SOL Day
Colleagues continued their volunteer efforts with the 4th annual Heart & SOL Day, an initiative that encourages employees to take up to four paid hours during the workday to participate in community service activities that align with their personal interests. During this time, colleagues supported 12 different organizations, generated 288 volunteer hours, collected 2,000 pounds of trash, and packed nearly 4,000 pounds of food donations.
Top Volunteers of the Quarter
Q1 – Flo Paterno, Customer Service Representative, FL: Flo volunteered over 120 hours at her local church by teaching CCD lessons to cooking and serving meals to members.
Q2 co-volunteers – Ean Sims, Field Operations Manager and Eggy Suarez, Senior Aquatic Biologist, FL: Ean and Eggy helped lead beach clean-ups that collected over 30 pounds of trash along more than a mile of coastline.
Q3 – Will Stevenson, Director of Integration, Mergers & Acquisitions, MA: Will volunteered 81 hours as an EMT with Harvard Ambulance Service to provide rural communities with emergency services.
Q4 – Anthony Mauri, District Manager, FL
Be A Part Of The SOLution
SOLitude Lake Management is a nationwide environmental firm committed to providing sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty and preserve natural resources.
SOLitude’s team of aquatic scientists specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management programs. Services include water quality testing and restoration, algae and aquatic weed control, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, shoreline erosion control, muck and sediment removal and invasive species management. SOLitude partners with homeowners associations, golf courses, private landowners, businesses and municipalities. SOLitude Lake Management is part of Rentokil, a leading business services company, operating across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
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