THALHIMER GIVES | Richmond Associates Volunteer with Meals on Wheels
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: A group of Richmond associates assisted Meals on Wheels with packing and loading prepared food trays and items for those in need. The logistics included packing the coolers with meals, in the order of deliveries, and loading the volunteer vehicles for deliveries in and around Richmond.
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 2021, Thalhimer Gives donated $41,453, collected thousands of supplies, and associates volunteered 490 hours to local charities. This year, 2022, we are celebrating our 5th anniversary of Thalhimer Gives.