In 2018, AH continued to focus on community service and social responsibility as a core value. From raising money and donating blood to holding a company-wide day of service, AH employees are dedicated to supporting their local communities and non-profits.
“Social responsibility is one of our company’s core values and we regularly encourage our employees to pay it forward, both in and out of the office,” said AH CEO & President, Bob Waller, Jr., CAE. “We ask our staff for new suggestions on organizations to support and provide them with paid hours for volunteer work during the business day.”
The AH Social Responsibility Committee, an employee-driven committee supported by AH leadership, dedicates over 200 hours annually to local non-profits. AH defines corporate social responsibility as the continuing commitment to contribute positively to the communities that support it. This extends to the workforce, their families, the local community, and society at large. AH staff accomplished this by adhering to its core values to always act ethically, with integrity and with unlimited resolve in everything that they do.
AH Day of Service
In June, AH hosted its first annual AH Day of Service, a day dedicated to getting out of the office and participating in community service as a company, as part of its 40th Anniversary celebration. Over 100 members of the AH staff spent the workday supporting more than 15 different local non-profit organizations. “The event was widely supported by all the staff. Due to the enthusiastic turnout, we plan on holding an AH Day of Service each year,” said Waller.
Covenant House, AH Partnership 2018
In 2018, AH began a partnership with the Covenant House, an organization providing housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness. To kick off the partnership, AH held a “Career Day/Lunch-and-Learn” event in May where youth from the Covenant House locations in Camden and Atlantic City traveled to AH’s office and participated in an interactive workshop with job and interview tips and advice, facilitated by AH employees.
In October, AH launched its month of fundraising in support of the Covenant House’s National Sleep Out Movement. The chair and co-chair of AH’s Social Responsibility Committee participated in the national event and slept outside on November 16th at the Covenant House’s Atlantic City location. To raise money for the cause, AH set out to raise $5,000 and held four different fundraising events throughout the month including a “Dine and Donate” event with a local restaurant. AH looks forward to continuing its partnership with quarterly initiatives to provide ongoing support to the Covenant House.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
AH has held two blood drives so far in 2018 – one in June and one in October. With over 60 donors participating in both drives, resulting in 52 donations, AH has potentially saved 152 lives in 2018. AH is looking forward to increasing those numbers with its final blood drive in 2018, scheduled for December 19th.
This Thanksgiving, AH teamed up with MANNA and their Pie in the Sky Campaign. Every pie sold provides a family of four with a Thanksgiving meal. AH’s goal this year was to sell 180 pies and raise over $1,500. AH surpassed that goal this year selling 182 pies. AH will also be hosting a holiday gift drive to provide gifts to underprivileged children.