Twelve AP team members spent time at making jewelry kits and blankets for Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels for children battling cancer. The team made seven blankets and 43 jewelry kits along with notes of love and encouragement that are included with each gift. These contributions will be delivered to 50 children battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Also, 11 AP team members spent a two-hour shift at Feed My Starving Children, putting together 91 boxes holding 19,656 meals. These boxes will feed 53 children every day for an entire year in countries around the world.
Additionally, another AP team member and their family spent a morning at St. Mary’s Food Bank. Volunteers filled 3,384 boxes making up 47 pallets of non-perishable food items for distribution to families in the local Phoenix community and for other emergency response needs.
“We are committed to giving back where we live and build, and it was so fulfilling to volunteer as a team to serve our local Phoenix community,” said Amara Boesch, Regional Director of Marketing. “These are great organizations helping children and families in need. It’s rewarding to work for a company that focuses on volunteering here in Arizona and across the country.”
The effort was part of AP’s second annual, company-wide “Day of Giving” program, where team members in the Southwest and other regional offices are encouraged to give back to their local communities during a specific time.
AP has historically provided donations and service to organizations that exist in the communities it serves, including disaster relief and rebuilding, at-risk children and adults, local food banks, hospitals and health organizations, schools, and other nonprofits and charitable foundations.
In its second year, the Day of Giving continues to build on those programs and relationships and provides a focused effort and paid time off for employees to give back in a meaningful way.