TFS Cares was created in 2017 with the goal of bettering the communities we and our clients live and work in. We do this by putting a percentage of profits towards volunteer hours and donations. In our first year we wanted to do an event and a monetary donation, however we ended up completing three volunteer events and making donations to 3 different non-profit organizations due to our teams enjoyment. Below you can see the diverse organizations and causes that we have partnered with throughout this journey. We’re excited for what the future holds!
2019 has started off with a bang! We were able to partner with a client in Birmingham, AL to bring a volunteer force of 50 people to the Exceptional Foundation. This foundation works with developmentally challenged individuals of all ages helping to improve social and functional skills. Alex and Marcia in our Baton Rouge office spent some time with the Baton Rouge Food Bank, partnering with one of our clients in the area, contributing over 30 hours of service time. The organization feeds the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes (11 total) by providing food and educational outreach through faith-based and other community partners. We were also fortunate enough to provide a donation to the Charlotte Rescue Mission in Charlotte, NC to help them replenish a depleted food pantry. The organization provides free Christian-based residential recovery programs that help people struggling with the disease of addiction achieve long-term sobriety, find employment and stable housing, and restore and build healthy relationships. Most recently we were able to provide a monetary donation to the South Carolina Wildlife Foundation on behalf of a close family friend, Judy Cummings, may she rest in peace. We hope this donation helps support them in their mission conserving and restoring South Carolina’s wildlife and wildlife habitat through education and advocacy.
In 2018 we shared our time with a few different causes. First off we attended the ALS walk in Baton rouge on team “Rock for Mike”. This event holds a special place in our hearts due to a close family connection. Donations and funds raised are put towards the research for a cure to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). We then provided clean up efforts in Greensboro, where our Satellite office is located, after a tornado came through destroying a number of homes. Later, we ventured over to Birmingham Alabama and partnered with a client to provide an outdoor event for the children of the Bell Center. This organization helps developmentally challenged children from 0-3 by providing more personalized education. Finally we provided some time to the United Food Force in Stockbridge Georgia, putting together sack lunches for local school children coming into an extended break.
In our inaugural year, we were able to spend time with a couple of organizations. Our first event was at the Ronald McDonald house in Charlotte where we helped put together snacks for residents to grab on their way to and from the hospitals in the area. the organization provides free room and board for families dealing with long term medical issues and that do not have the funds to stay in the area of the hospital themselves. Next we made it down to Stockbridge GA to provide some labor at the Haven House. This organization provided shelter and food for battered or displaced women and children. Finally, we finished out the year at the Baton Rouge food bank, where we helped stock shelves and assemble snack meals for low income children for the the winter break. The food bank provides food for a number of organizations and families in the Baton Rouge area.