Through our corporate volunteering and outreach program, The SOLution, SOLitude Lake Management donated $2600 in turkeys and grocery store gift cards to 137 under resourced families, donated 39 pounds of non-perishable food and volunteered at the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula.
This year, SOLitude's 'Little GOBBLERS' program grew 120 percent in the number of families supported and 100 percent in the number of schools who received turkeys or gift cards. The 10 elementary and middle schools located in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Fredericksburg and Charlottesville, VA, Raleigh, NC, Lincoln, DE and West Grove, PA all identified a need within their schools and were extremely grateful for SOLitude’s assistance this time of the year.
In addition to the donation of food and funds, the SOLitude team also donated their time to the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula. This organization requested help stocking and organizing shelves so that other organizations who prepare and distribute food could offer Thanksgiving meal foods. Seven members of the SOLitude team volunteered and they were joined by four vendor partners from Morgan-Marrow Insurance and Monarch Mortgage. The SOLitude team also delivered 39 pounds of non-perishable food that was collected by the staff.
"We have so much to be thankful for in our own lives and The SOLution and Little GOBBLERS initiative allows our company the opportunity to give back to the communities in which we serve,” said Tracy King, SOLitude's Director of Marketing. “Our entire team is truly grateful that we can support so many more under resourced families this Thanksgiving.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Learn more about SOLitude Lake Management and purchase aquatic products at www.solitudelakemanagement.com.
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PHOTO CAPTION (top): SOLitude's Kyle Finerfrock (top) and Jessica Mueller deliver turkeys to an elementary school in Newport News, Virginia.
PHOTO CAPTION (bottom): SOLitude's Ellen Stace (left) and Kim Niesel, organize food donated to the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula.