AP Hosts Inaugural Company - Wide Day of Giving

Our core values at AP reach beyond delivering quality work to our clients. The entire team is committed to bringing positive, measurable change to the communities where we live and build. AP fosters an environment where employees are encouraged to share their time, talents and treasure to make a difference in our society.

In September, we hosted our first-annual company-wide “Day of Giving” program across all AP regions, offices and communities. We are excited to share that, together, more than 700 team members volunteered more than 3,000 hours and donated more than $75,000 to local community organizations throughout the month.

The Day of Giving program empowered AP team members, friends and family to give back to their communities. Employees received paid time off to spend a portion of their workday to volunteer and fundraise for local organizations. Our community involvement efforts extended into five focus areas that support our mission of building trust, communities and people:

  • Project-based community support
  • Environment-based service
  • Partner organizations
  • Local fundraisers
  • Industry support events

“Everyone at AP is dedicated to building stronger communities,” said Al Robinson, foreman at AP. “The Day of Giving allowed us to act on that mission beyond our day-to-day projects. I am inspired by the teamwork and dedication of the AP employees, friends and family who volunteered. I’m honored to be part of an organization that has such a significant impact on the communities where we live, work and play.”

AP regional offices and job sites found causes that were meaningful to their teams and worked together to give back to their communities. Dozens of local charities, causes and projects were identified and selected, including:

  • Aim for Advocacy—Volunteers helped raise funs in support of Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
  • AZCEND—Teams coordinated groceries for families and organized and prepared the warehouse for upcoming construction and the busy holiday season
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive—Team members donated blood
  • The Calaway Young Cancer Center Rally the Valley—Employees volunteered and donated money to support cancer patients
  • Disabled American Veterans—Volunteers donated two pickup loads of items and built a shed for a disabled veteran
  • Feed My Starving Children—AP donated money and volunteers packed 8,208 MannaPack® meals, which will feed approximately 22 children for a year
  • Food for Thought—AP volunteers packed weekend food bags (PowerSacks) so children would not go hungry outside of school and come back to school ready to learn
  • High Plains Food Bank of Amarillo—AP volunteers packed more than 8,600 pounds of food at High Plains Food Bank, hit particularly hard during the pandemic and needed community support
  • Park Clean Up—Volunteers cleaned up the Brookview park in Golden Valley prior to an employee picnic
  • Hayden School District—Volunteers picked up more than 160 pounds of litter
  • Hearts and Hammers—Volunteers built a ramp for an elderly disabled man’s home and donated $3,500 to the organization
  • Hope Academy Supply Drive—AP donated $500 and hosted a school supply drive
  • Jefferson County Trail Maintenance—Employees helped maintain mountain trails
  • MetroCaring—AP volunteers supported the organization by collecting nutritious food for people facing hunger
  • Outreach United Resource Center, Inc. (OUR Center)—Employees supported the organization in providing critical services to families in need
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Ride—Devils Head Choppers volunteers raised money to support the organization
  • National Public Lands Day “Peaks to Plains” Trail Volunteer Project—AP team members joined volunteers that cleaned 6.2 miles of the Peaks to Plains trail, helping to remove over 1,620 lbs. of trash and 600 lbs. of recyclable materials, spread 8 tons of crusher fines, planted 100 native trees and shrubs, spread 90 lbs. of native seed, and painted cottonwood trees to protect them from beavers
  • Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association—AP employees and family members walked to raise $2,102 for the organization
  • The Sandwich Project—Volunteers made 200 sandwiches to feed houseless people
  • Second Harvest Heartland—Employees packed 6,284 pounds of food (5,237 meals)
  • Share the Warmth Blanket—Volunteers made blankets for homeless people
  • Trinity Lutheran Church and School—Employees created a plan to reduce outdoor water use for the church and school
  • Westernaires—Volunteers supported the health and well-being of more than 150 horses, ponies, and mules to ensure the safety of children who train and perform in the organization

The AP team also held its sixth-annual Charity Golf Classic in September at Golf Clubs at The Tribute in The Colony, Texas, raising more than $130,000 to provide financial assistance to support veterans and at-risk youth in their communities. Proceeds benefited PGA HOPE, Dallas CASA and The Ashford Rise School of Dallas.

“The Day of Giving program brought together our people and their communities while giving back and engaging with those in need,” said Jeff Hansen, CEO. “Supporting our communities reflects our core values. We are excited about the impact of the first year and cannot wait to continue this legacy in the future through focused giving and community service across our many regions and offices.”

AP has historically provided donations and service in the communities it operates, supporting at-risk children and adults, military veterans, disaster relief and rebuilding, local food banks, hospitals and health organizations, schools, and other nonprofits and charitable foundations. The Day of Giving program builds on that service and those relationships to provide a more focused and meaningful giving effort.

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