SOLitude Lake Management announced a successful year of volunteering, donations and outreach through The SOLution program. The company recorded 351.5 volunteer hours, donated over $16,500.00 in cash and goods, helped remove 2,640 pounds of trash from waterways, recycled over 16,380 pounds of recycled paper and cardboard, 8,508 plastic pesticide containers cleaned, shredded and recycled, and supported 14 causes.
The SOLution is a company-wide outreach program that encourages all employees to give their time to volunteer, take action, and fund raise for charitable and ecological causes. SOLitude’s company leadership feels it is important to not only be good stewards of the environment and good corporate citizens, but also to fulfill company core values to “take action and be accountable” and to “protect and respect nature.”
In addition to supporting well known organizations such as the National Forest Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Foodbank, Special Olympics, and the Center for Inland Bays, SOLitude Lake Management also created two programs to help support the mission of The SOLution, “creating a better world.” The Little GOBBLERS program donated turkeys or grocery store gift cards to elementary and middle schools that had identified underprivileged families in need. These schools spanned from New Jersey to North Carolina. This year we helped 62 families with their holiday dinner and groceries.
Another program created through The SOLution was HOLiday Cheer where gifts were donated to children or families who had fallen on hard financial times or were fighting health issues. Along with the B-Strong Foundation, which supports The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), The SOLution spread “HOLiday Cheer” to the children currently spending the holidays on the oncology floor at CHOP. We purchased $475 in board games and toys to help keep them occupied in between treatments. The HOLiday Cheer program also “adopted” a family who not only has a child fighting an inoperable brain tumor, but has also fallen on hard financial times due to the child's illness. The SOLitude employees purchased items from the kids' wish lists and also gave the mother a $150 Walmart gift card to help with additional family needs.
“I am proud of our entire staff's contribution to The SOLution,” said Kevin Tucker, president. “We found opportunities that helped us serve others and positively impact our communities to 'create a better world'. Our entire company's enthusiasm will fuel our goals in 2013.”
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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 and good corporate citizens, but also to fulfill company core values to “take action and be accountable” and to “protect and respect nature.” To participate or share a non-profit's goals for consideration in The SOLution, contact Tracy King at email@example.com.
Since 1998, SOLitude Lake Management has been committed to providing full service lake and pond management services that improve water quality, preserve natural resources, and reduce our environmental footprint. Services are available throughout the Eastern United States. Fisheries management consulting and aquatic products are available nationwide. Learn more about SOLitude Lake Management and purchase products at www.solitudelakemanagement.com.