A child sitting in a Charlotte classroom right now could develop the next live-saving vaccine or technological breakthrough in communication.
“Community is one of our core values,” said Ashley Davis, Vice President, Eastern Operations for TWCM. “We feel it is important to take an active role and effectively allocate our resources to make a positive impact in the communities we serve.”
Davis said the company’s leadership had been searching for opportunities to expand the company’s culture of service. But they weren’t sure how to design or manage a program that would get employee buy-in, while also incorporating a focus on increasing knowledge of STEM subjects in schools.
That’s where Hands On Charlotte came in. HOC matched TWCM with Greater Enrichment Program, a provider of after-school programming for many CMS elementary schools in low-resource neighborhoods. Then, HOC designed a year-long program that gave employees flexibility while providing fun science-related activities for children at Ashley Park.
Over the years, companies which partner with HOC have contributed millions of dollars’ worth of goods and services to our community via HOC’s All Hands corporate volunteering program. Corporate partners include The Home Depot, Neutrik USA, Altria, Goodrich and Premier Healthcare Alliance. They all use Hands On Charlotte to help design and manage employee volunteer projects and programs. HOC provides access to the management experience and the community connections needed to channel the time and talents of their employees to produce maximum impact.
HOC is a leader and a problem solver when it comes to effectively allocating human capital, which is why we can be such a great value-added resource for volunteers, whether they are individuals or members of corporate teams. When you donate to support the mission of Hands On Charlotte, you strengthen our capacity to build creative projects and programs that get the job done.
Editors note: This is the third of five entries during National Volunteer Week.