The Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta (CVC) named Purchasing Power, LLC as the Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year in the small to medium business category at its 21st annual IMPACT Awards celebration. The awards were announced and distributed Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Georgia Freight Depot.

CVC’s IMPACT Awards honor companies that effectively integrate volunteerism into their business culture and highlight exemplary employee volunteer programs.

"As a good corporate citizen, it’s our responsibility to strengthen the community in which we live and work," said Racquel Roberts, Chief People Officer at Purchasing Power. "As a result, we encourage our employees to contribute to the community through volunteer service and leadership. These partnerships make better places for everyone to live, work and grow." 

Purchasing Power was cited for its "Care Program." One of the nine "superpowers" embedded in the company’s culture is "Care," which is defined by "what makes us smile is seeing someone else smile." Currently in its third year, Purchasing Power’s Care Program has averaged an annual employee participation rate of 42 percent with more than 3,400 hours volunteered each year. Purchasing Power provides employees the opportunity to utilize four working hours per quarter as a community volunteer. 

"Our company is committed to our purpose of Powering people to a better life, which is why giving back to the community is such an important part of our corporate culture," Roberts concluded.

About the Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) of Atlanta
Since 1992, the CVC of Atlanta has been bringing together business professionals who are passionate about workplace volunteerism and civic engagement so that they may share best practices, strengthen community investment strategies, and make a difference through service.