SOAR365 Volunteer Activity | Thalhimer Gives
Through Thalhimer Gives our Richmond office helped to purchase all of the contents requested by SOAR365 for activity kits and snack kits for their Youth Services and Adult Day Support Programs. With a team of 12 volunteers, we filled more than 90 bags during our volunteer event on September 12th. We also power-washed their activity bus, and we all helped to create and decorate greeting cards for their upcoming Friendsgiving event.
SOAR365 knows that including people with disabilities leads to a vibrant, healthier community…for everyone! That’s why we offer a wide range of programs to provide support for the daily, real-world challenges of living with a disability. It makes a huge impact. Over 1,500 individuals and families receive our help in a typical year. For over 65 years, SOAR365 has been helping individuals with disabilities throughout Central Virginia — and their families — in ways that understand their unique challenges and celebrate their unique gifts. It’s a person-centered approach that we take to heart, combining education and expertise with kindness and creativity.
ABOUT THALHIMER GIVES
Founded in 2018, Thalhimer Gives is a company-wide initiative focused on community involvement and charitable giving in the markets we serve. Through Thalhimer Gives, our associates actively engage in the community by donating financially, providing much-needed supplies, and giving generously of their time, with paid time off, to local non-profit organizations.
Organizations are nominated each year by Thalhimer associates who are actively involved with a non-profit or passionate about the organization. Selection criteria include the organizations’ status as a registered 501(c)(3), their impact on the communities in which we serve, the nominating associates’ commitment to be actively involved, and the opportunities available for Thalhimer to donate financially, volunteer our time through multiple events, and provide supplies. The selection committee also focuses on selecting a diverse group of organizations. There are four charities selected each year, with one highlighted each fiscal quarter. The first week of each new quarter an informal kick-off presentation is held for associates to learn more about the charity and volunteer opportunities for the quarter. As part of the program, associates donate $5 each Friday in exchange for wearing jeans, called “Jean Fridays.” At the end of the quarter, Thalhimer matches this amount and donates the funds to the charity of that quarter.
In 2022, the 5th anniversary of Thalhimer Gives, we donated a total of $58,809, collected thousands of supplies, and associates volunteered 594 hours to local charities.