We are fueled by people.
Every day, we come into work looking for a way to improve the lives of people in our industry. Whether it be our customers or people we haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, our purpose is to support, guide, and empower individuals in our industry to succeed, not only in business, but in life.
One of the biggest motivators for this is the incredible community of people that surround us. Since Envase became a remote workforce after the pandemic, we’ve grown to understand that the concept of community looks different when you see each other only through a screen. It takes a different kind of effort to feel connected when you only meet in person twice a year. Despite the barriers a virtual work environment may place on cultivating community in the traditional sense, a strong sense of community is just as important, if not more, to being a part of a remote workforce.
Inspired by our employees, we started a company initiative in 2022 dedicated to strengthening and supporting our community in ways that go beyond what we can do in a work day.
Our first program kicked off in January 2022: “Envase Gives Back”
The Envase Gives Back Campaign
As a team, we are united by our drive to help others.
As a company, we know that this drive isn’t limited by the hours of the working day.
As an industry and community, we have been hit hard by the shockwaves of the last two years.
So in January of this year, our culture committee started the “Envase Gives Back” campaign. We committed to donating $500 to one charity each month, all of which are nominated by anonymously by our team.
By learning about and supporting the causes important to our team, we’ve been able to strengthen our culture of human connection in a time of distance and uncertainty.
Our 2022 Causes
These are the nonprofits and programs we have been able to support thus far. Read on to learn more about each one, and visit their websites to see how you can support as well!
January: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence collaborates with national organizations to promote legislation and policies that protect victims and survivors of domestic violence. The NCADV also provides personalized safety plans, financial education, and tips for accessing resources to help victims of domestic violence.
February: Trucker’s Final Mile
Trucker’s Final Mile was founded by a trucker who had experienced multiple trucking accidents on the road and watched as drivers were financially unable to reunite with their families during times of strife. The Trucker’s Final Mile organization helps by providing financial support to families and truckers so they can reunite in times of crisis.
March: UNICEF Ukraine Crisis Fund
The UNICEF Ukraine Crisis Fund works to help the 7.5 million children affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. They reach vulnerable children and families and provide them with essential services and life saving supplies, including financial relief, relocation services, education, and providing safe drinking water and health services.
April: Operation Underground Railroad
Operation Underground Railroad offers resources to feel free and heal from human trafficking and exploitation through direct intervention and aftercare. Operation Underground Railroad partners with local law enforcement to help find and rescue children from slavery. They then help survivors recover with therapy through vetted aftercare providers.
May: Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A.
The Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA provides a safe refuge for sick, injured, abused, or abandoned animals. They help animals find safe homes, promote the health and wellness of pets, and prevent cruelty done to animals through advocating for protection laws. The IVHS offers low-cost veterinarian services, has its own shelter for animals, and educates pet owners on how to take care of their pets properly.
June: Buckaroo Foundation
The Buckaroo Foundation provides access to hippo therapy for children and adults with special needs. Hippo therapy uses the movement of horses to influence the rider’s posture, balance, function, and sensory. Its mission is to provide accessibility to kids and adults with special needs so they can reach their fullest potential.