As Purchasing Power approached a 20th anniversary milestone this year, we knew the occasion should be marked in several ways to celebrate all of the personal and professional achievements that we’ve accomplished over the past two decades. Our team is proud of our company’s history of helping people achieve financial flexibility, and we are also proud of the work our employees have done outside of the office to make our world a better place.
Throughout our 20 years in business, our team has shared their skills and manpower to generously serve others, whether it’s renovating homes with Habitat for Humanity or serving meals at Open Hand Atlanta. Our employees have regularly donated more than 3,000 volunteer hours each year that have supported a wide variety of charitable projects. Giving of our time has consistently been among the company practices our employees enjoy most, but social distancing restrictions these last 18 months have limited our opportunities for hands-on projects.
We hope a special donation might help bridge the needs of some local non-profits until we are able to volunteer again in person. Financial recovery from the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is going to take time for all of us, and that extends to many well-established, highly respected non-profit groups that benefit important but underserved populations.
In addition to our ongoing work as a corporate sponsor of Junior Achievement, this year our company earmarked additional dollars to give in honor of our 20th anniversary. Four organizations were chosen:
- Lost-n-Found Youth: created in 2011 to end homelessness for all LGBTQ youth (ages 18-25) by providing them with the skills and support needed to live independently. https://lnfy.org
- Urban League of Greater Atlanta: a dedicated person-to-person organization invested in the economic success of African-Americans, coaching and empowering them to a better life. https://ulgatl.org
- The Trust for Public Land: formed to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. https://www.tpl.org
- Paws Atlanta: established to build a community of caring, by people helping pets and pets helping people. https://pawsatlanta.org/
By hand-selecting these non-profit organizations to receive our financial support, we believe our employees are engaged and energized once again knowing that their hard work is helping others in meaningful ways. Making the local community a part of our company’s milestone anniversary further honors Purchasing Power’s mission to give everyone access to a better life.