The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. And if you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place. And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?
Altria Companies Employee Community Fund (ACECF)* is a workplace-giving program managed directly by employees. ACECF is unique in that it is the only employee-giving program of its type that is publicly reported among all U.S. companies. The fund illustrates the power of employees combining their contributions for a greater impact than they could achieve by donating individually. ACECF was founded in 2000 because employees wanted to be more actively involved in helping their communities. Employees choose the fund's focus areas, and serve on committees that manage the fund raising and grant making selection process. Altria Group makes an annual contribution to ACECF and pays its administrative costs. This ensures that every employee dollar raised goes directly to support non-profit organizations in our local communities. Check out this ACECF overview.
In 2015, ACECF will provide funding to organizations in Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia, and will continue focusing in the following giving areas:
* This program began at PM USA as the Philip Morris Employee Community Fund or PMECF.
The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield is in urgent need of volunteer drivers to transport older adults to critical doctor appointments, pharmaceutical pick-ups and grocery shopping trips, so they can maintain a more independent lifestyle.
Without new volunteer drivers, our clients will be placed on a waiting list for their critical medical and grocery shopping transportation needs. You can make a difference in the community by volunteering only a couple of hours a month!
The Shepherds Center of Chesterfield, a non-profit inter-faith organization, offers free, accompanied transportation, in-home handyman services, and low-cost classes to adults over 50.
Become a part of this close-knit volunteer community; you may need their help someday, too! Call The Shepherds Center of Chesterfield at (804) 706-6689 or submit a Volunteer Interest Form now.
We would like to expess our sincere thanks to Panea Bread for their continuing support of the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield through their Day-End Dough-Nation™ program. Their in-kind donation of over $24,000 this past year made many events and AIL a little more pleasant for our seniors.
At the end of each day, Panera Bread donates all unsold bread and baked goods to local area hunger relief agencies and charities as part of its local Day-End Dough-Nation program. Collectively, Panera bakery-cafes donated a retail value of approximately $100 million worth of unsold bread and baked goods in 2012 to help fight food insecurity in our communities.
Attention Thrivent Financial Customers: Please considering helping the Shepherd's Center with a Thrivent Action Team Grant.
Thrivent Action Teams
If you are a member of Thrivent Financial you are eligible to submit an application for a Thrivent Action Team Grant. The idea behind the grants is to provide resources for community based projects and to encourage volunteerism. The benefits of these grants include a $250 Visa Card, 25 Thrivent t-shirts, a Thrivent Banner, and various promotional material for your event. The application is completed on-line by logging onto www.Thrivent.com and searching Action Team Grants. Any Thrivent members who are interested in completing an application and have any questions can contact Richard Engel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 - 2015 Annual Report is now available for your review. Click here to view the report.
Tickets for the 2015 Tea Party are on sale now! You may purchase by calling our office at (804) 706-6689 or in our store by clicking below
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October 17, 2015