As a way to give back to our community, each year we choose several charities to support.
In past years, we’ve given employees time off so that they could volunteer at local nonprofits, but the pandemic has changed many local organizations’ policies about volunteering onsite so AnswerFirst team members haven’t been able to show this type of support.
However, we’ve continued our financial support of reputable nonprofits throughout the pandemic because many of these valuable organizations and their beneficiaries need our support now more than ever.
In 2021, AnswerFirst has contributed to the following charitable organizations:
Champions for Children
Champions For Children is a Tampa Bay-based nonprofit that focuses on preventing child abuse.
“Champions for Children’s mission is to build stronger families with thriving children throughout Tampa Bay through our child abuse prevention and family education programs.”
Team Addo was founded by a former military officer. The organization’s mission is:
“We believe that we are here to enrich the lives of others and ultimately serve our fellow brothers and sisters. We accomplish this by investing in meaningful and impactful events. From these events, we are able to touch the lives of many children while also paying back the debt of gratitude to our nation’s Veterans and their families.”
One cause supported by Team Addo is called Veterans Closet; this organization helps retired military soldiers prepare for work outside of the military. They also provide tailor-made suits for soldiers so they have appropriate clothing for the corporate world. Veterans Closet also supports different causes that help children who are dealing with cancer.
CHS Drives was founded by a gentleman named Joey Larson and some of his high school friends. The organization exists to support the Child Life Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Their mission:
“We are a non-profit, grass-roots organization with a mission to help sick, very sick, and terminally ill children.”
CHS Drives provides many of the things that sick and terminally ill children need to distract them from the fact that they are ill. Sadly, some of the children in this program spend more time in the hospital each year than they do at home.
We are very fortunate to have been able to help these wonderful organization fulfill their missions and make amazing things happen in our communities.