Our corporate commitment to our community drives us to give our time, talent, and resources to those in need. Each year, ESI supports a variety of local philanthropic activities with product donations, financial gifts, and company-wide volunteer efforts. When we all lend a hand, we create momentum to make our community a better place.
As a Fellowes brand, ESI supports community and culture through philanthropy. Fellowes Brands has established the GIVE™ program, which is dedicated to building local and global partnerships which address humanity’s greatest needs. The programs’ guiding principles align with our strong values as a company and are the hearts of our people. GIVE is committed to supporting initiatives in four key areas: social services, world aid and development, education and cancer research. We are honored to work as a team in building strong communities, improving lives, and providing a better tomorrow for our world today.
Common Thread for the Cure – In November 2017, ESI donated the proceeds of selling Pink Pixie lights during the month of October to The Common Thread for the Cure. The Common Thread for the Cure was established to unite the furnishings industry in its battle against breast cancer. The organization is dedicated to supporting individuals and their families affected by breast cancer who work in architecture, interior design, furniture, textiles, carpet and lighting.
To learn more about this organization, please visit commonthread.info.
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona – Save the Family Foundation of Arizona offers a variety of programs designed to empower families to conquer homelessness and achieve life-long independence. Through targeted services, families at Save the Family end the damaging effects of family homelessness by improving their education and employment opportunities, accessing safe, permanent housing, and building family competencies. Today, the foundation offers an array of additional programs for adults, youth, and children, including parenting skills, personal development classes, and support for victims of domestic violence; career development, literacy support, and financial education; dental, vision, and legal services; tutoring, after-school classes, and camps and activities for youth. During 2017, ESI contributed to Save the Family in the following ways:
Mother’s Day – ESI partnered with Save the Family Foundation of Arizona to come up with a special ESI only donation for the mothers going through their program. Save the Family hosts a Mother’s Day gathering and ESI provided 25 gift baskets filled with items for the moms to pamper themselves with. All ESI employees came together to decorate and fill each gift basket.
Back 2 School – The highest population of homeless people in Arizona are school age children. Because of this, ESI partnered and provided 50 backpacks to the Save the Family children. ESI employees gathered together to stuff the backpacks full of all of the necessary school supplies for elementary aged children. Save the Family Foundation of Arizona then hosted a back to school bash where they celebrate the children and pass out backpacks to each student.
Thanksgiving – The whole crew of ESI employees worked together to assemble 15 laundry baskets full of the essentials for a family holiday feast. Everything from the turkey pan to festive dinnerware and canned veggies, ESI provided all of the necessary goods for each family to create a home cooked holiday meal.
Christmas – Save the Family Foundation of Arizona ensures that every family gets to celebrate Christmas the way they deserve. ESI assisted in their effort by sponsoring two families of 6-7 people for the holiday season. ESI employees worked together to wrap presents for the families. Each family member received their own set of presents in addition to whole family, shared gifts like board games, family friendly movies and household items.
To learn more about the foundation, please visit savethefamily.org/.