Truebeck Celebrates National Volunteer Week
It’s National Volunteer Week this third week of April, a celebration that spotlights inspiring individuals and organizations whose work betters our community. One of Truebeck’s core values is: “Business and life are all about people.” This principle is the driving force behind all our philanthropic efforts, and we’re proud of our workplace culture of giving back. This week, we’re featuring some of the incredible organizations that we support through our Team for Tomorrow program.
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
This non-profit does indispensable work to build a hunger-free community by distributing nutritious food to nearly every neighborhood in Silicon Valley. Truebeck is proud to have volunteered with this organization since 2012 through monthly food packing and distribution events. At our last event, Team for Tomorrow members sorted 11,500 pounds of food, and we’re looking forward to our next event on April 21. Learn more about how you can support Second Harvest here: https://www.shfb.org/
River City Food Bank
15% of Sacramento County residents experience food insecurity, meaning they lack reliable access to an adequate supply of affordable, nutritious food. The River City Food Bank is a non-profit that alleviates hunger by providing consistent access to healthy food for all. Their programs serve low-income families, children, seniors, individuals who are medically fragile, refugees/asylum-seekers, individuals experiencing homelessness, the working poor, and individuals with disabilities. Recently, Truebeck’s Team for Tomorrow members handed out food to more than 400 families at the River City Food Bank in Sacramento. Read more about how you can participate here: https://rivercityfoodbank.org/.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Breast Cancer Foundation has been a beacon of light in our community for over 30 years, working to help and inspire hope in those affected by breast cancer. Truebeck’s Team for Tomorrow is proud to support this organization through annual Hope Kit packing events, Breast Cancer Awareness Walks, and wearing pink during the month of October. Our San Mateo and Portland offices recently fundraised and held packing parties to write cards of encouragement and assemble 225 Hope Kits to be mailed directly to patients’ homes. These packages are filled with thoughtful items to help comfort women going through treatment, including fuzzy socks, tumblers, inspirational bracelets, and journals. See how you can get involved here: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation
This incredible organization has created life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses for 40+ years. Truebeck’s Team for Tomorrow and self-perform concrete team became wish-granters after fulfilling recipient Isaiah’s wish. As one of the Golden State Warriors biggest fans, Isaiah chose to have a half-basketball court built in his backyard. Truebeck partnered with Goodfellow Construction to install the backyard court, complete with a custom paint job and personal hoop for Isaiah. Once the court was complete, NBA2K painted the court with a custom design to complete the finished look. A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the completion of the court for this brave young man. This was the third year Truebeck has partnered with Make-a-Wish Foundation, and we look forward to keeping the momentum going. Learn about how you can become a wish-granter here: https://wish.org/
Friends of the Children
This Portland-based organization pairs youth with a paid, professional mentor from kindergarten through high school. Their goal is to break the cycle of generational poverty, and they have a proven track record with: 95% of participants remaining free from the juvenile justice system, 83% of participants earning a high school diploma or GED, and 92% of participants going on to enroll in post-secondary education or enter the workforce. Truebeck is honored to support Friends of the Children with ongoing volunteerism and fundraising. Learn about how you can get involved here: https://friendspdx.org/.