10 Aug Fleet Response Helps The Edna House Restock Their Shelves with Quarterly Charity Challenge
In conjunction with the Philanthropy Spotlight Series, Fleet Response has created a quarterly charity challenge to give employees an opportunity to support our local philanthropic partners. We are proud to partner with over 20 non-profit organizations based across Northeast Ohio. Through our philanthropic efforts, and employee participation, we continually invest in the success of our communities in which we live and work.
In the first quarterly charity challenge, Fleet Response raised money for the ALS Foundation with a penny war event, in which nearly $1,000 was donated to the foundation. Read more about that charity challenge HERE.
This quarter, the charity challenge was organized by the Fleet Response Diversity and Inclusion Committee to support the Edna House. The Edna House is a non-profit organization located in Cleveland, Ohio with the mission of giving women the opportunity to recover from alcohol and drug addiction by providing a safe, sober place to live and learn life skills in order to maintain 12-step based sobriety throughout their lifetime. In just 18 years, the Edna House has helped over 1,500 women in Northeast Ohio on the path to sobriety.
As part of their first annual Christmas in July Open House Event, all were welcomed to tour the campus and help restock their shelves with basic need items for the women in their care. Items such as hair products, beauty products, gift cards, coffee, towels, razors, and other hygiene products were requested.
Fleet Response and Paragon employees donated basic needs items for the women of Edna House. The Business Development department had the highest percentage of employees that brought in donations and was awarded a catered lunch.
Several members on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee traveled to the Edna House in Cleveland to drop off donations and tour the campus for their event. Other supporting businesses, organizations, family, and friends of the women gathered to celebrate sobriety and help restock their shelves. Fleet Response also provided a King Kone ice cream truck for guests to enjoy a variety of frozen desserts.
“By coming together with unity and compassion, the D&I Committee and employees helped uplift lives at Edna house,” said committee chair, Jorge Rincon. “The support and donations will provide hope to those in need but most importantly, it reminds us that together we can create a world where kindness and support know no boundaries.”
“I’m very thankful that Fleet Response and Paragon employees had the opportunity to participate in this donation drive,” said committee co-chair, Kelly Medcalf. “I belong to an organization that is giving, humble and offers best in class service in everything they do. We will continue to always grow what matters!”
Stay tuned for our Q3 charity challenge!
About Edna House
Founded in 2004, on the belief that every woman, regardless of her circumstances, could get sober if given the opportunity, and that the existing recovery community offered the critical link to the long term, uninterrupted sobriety that so many of us failed to attain on our own. The Edna House for Women offers long-term, structured sober living and education to women seeking recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. Visit https://ednahouse.org/ for more information.