SOLitude Supports Children, Families Through HOLiday Cheer Program
December 19th, 2018
This holiday season, SOLitude Lake Management has continued its annual HOLiday Cheer efforts through The SOLution, SOLitude’s corporate volunteering and outreach program. This year, SOLitude donated $8,280 worth of toys, clothes and other necessities to hospitalized children as well as five under-resourced families located throughout the country, bringing total donations through the HOLiday Cheer program to $37,540 since its inception in 2013. In addition, SOLitude’s Massachusetts office served as a drop-off location for Toys for Tots, collecting more than $10,000 worth of donated gifts from the surrounding community.
The HOLiday Cheer families “adopted” this year reside in North Carolina, New Jersey, Delaware and Florida. These families, which include 16 children in total, were selected by the SOLitude team based on nominations showing a true need for support during a time of financial and emotional hardship. Individuals on the SOLitude team generously purchased $5,730 worth of gifts from the children’s wish lists to include items such as coats, shoes, games, books and sports gear. Each family also received gift cards to purchase additional household items and groceries for the holiday season.
Alongside family contributions, SOLitude delivered gifts to children spending their holidays at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, MA, and the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, VA. Gift deliveries were bolstered by SOLitude’s annual social media campaign, which contributed an additional $10 for each new social media follower in the month of November.
“The success of this year’s efforts would not have been possible without the generous support from our clients, staff and partners.” said Tracy Fleming, Director of Marketing at SOLitude. “We are honored to bring this much-needed joy to deserving children and families through our HOLiday Cheer program.”
The SOLution is a company-wide program that encourages the company and all employees to strive to “create a better world” through volunteerism, community outreach, sustainability and environmental consciousness. SOLitude’s company leadership feels it is important to not only be good stewards of the environment, but also to fulfill company core values to “take action and be accountable” and to “protect and respect nature.” Click to participate or share a non-profit’s goals for consideration in The SOLution.
SOLitude Lake Management is a nationwide environmental firm committed to providing sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty, preserve natural resources and reduce our environmental footprint. SOLitude’s team of aquatic resource management professionals specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, pond, wetland and fisheries management programs that include water quality testing and restoration, nutrient remediation, algae and aquatic weed control, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, bathymetry, shoreline erosion restoration, mechanical harvesting and hydro-raking, lake vegetation studies, biological assessments, habitat evaluations, and invasive species management. Services and educational resources are available to clients nationwide, including homeowners associations, multi-family and apartment communities, golf courses, commercial developments, ranches, private landowners, reservoirs, recreational and public lakes, municipalities, drinking water authorities, parks, and state and federal agencies. SOLitude Lake Management is a proud member of the Rentokil Steritech family of companies in North America.