Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer partnered with FeedMore for the months of May and June through their Thalhimer Gives company initiative, which focuses on increasing community involvement and charitable giving.
Through Thalhimer Gives, associates have the opportunity to actively engage in the community by donating financially, providing much-needed supplies and giving generously of their time to local organizations.
Thalhimer associates raised $1,031 for FeedMore through “Friday Jeans” and the company contributed a $1,000 match for a total donation of $2,031 to FeedMore. “Friday Jeans” allows Thalhimer associates to wear jeans every Friday by making a $5 donation to the Thalhimer Gives partner organization.
Thalhimer associates donated 564 pounds of the most needed food items to FeedMore, including peanut butter, lean canned protein, canned vegetables, canned fruits, tomato products, beans, whole grain cereal, whole grains and healthy snacks.
Thalhimer partnered with FeedMore for three volunteer opportunities on May 10, 24 and June 27, and provided associates paid time off to give back. Associates volunteered to sort donations and pack boxes for distribution to FeedMore agencies; associates volunteered to package meals, assist with light prep work and make bread and butter bags for FeedMore’s Meals on Wheels program; and associates volunteered to package shelf-stable breakfast meals for FeedMore’s Summer Food Service Program.
“FeedMore does great work for our RVA and Central Virginia communities. We’ve partnered with FeedMore on prior occasions. It’s a cause our associates passionately support. We love to see the stacks of cans and food items in our lobby getting ready to head over to FeedMore,” said Lee Warfield, president & CEO of Thalhimer.
“We often say the gold standard of support at FeedMore is food, funds and time and we are very grateful to have the Thalhimer team by our side as we help our neighbors in need,” said Tim McDermott, chief development officer at FeedMore. “Through the Thalhimer Gives initiative, associates are able to get involved in our mission and feel a connection to the life-changing work we are doing to collect, prepare and distribute food to our neighbors across Central Virginia who face hunger.”
NextUp RVA is a nonprofit organization in Richmond that is providing Richmond middle school students with opportunities to continue their learning beyond the school day through a coordinated delivery system of high-quality programs that ensures students are productive, engaged and having fun. This past school year, NextUp took after school programs to Henderson, Lucille Brown and Boushall middle schools. The work was supported by the Anthem BCBS Foundation’s gift of $15,000.
The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods Inc., made a $50,000 donation to the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. The donation will fund an innovative pilot program that aims to improve the quality of early childhood education in the communities where Smithfield’s employees live and work. Positively benefiting many Virginia families, the donation will provide educational resources for parents as well as funds to help improve the quality of childcare facilities, as measured by Virginia Quality, the state’s Quality Rating and Improvement System.
Impact 100 Richmond, has spearheaded a collective-giving philanthropist initiative aimed at combining members’ financial resources to build and gift $100,000 grants to nonprofits through a member-led selection and voting process. This 100 percent volunteer led organization has increased fundraising and strategic efforts , and is now awarding two $100,000 grants each year, investing a cumulative $1 million in five years.
In May 2018, Impact 100 Richmond concluded its ninth season, awarding $100,000 grants each to Conexus and ChildSavers for their work with juvenile vision care and mental health services, respectively.