Article written by Tammy Myers, OneCoast HR Administrative Assistant
Last December, John Keiser, OneCoast CEO introduced a new 2016 OneCoast Core Value to “Make a Difference” by giving back to individuals and communities as well as inspiring goodness through organized service projects, donations and random acts of kindness. In conjunction with these efforts, our OneCoast Philanthropy Team initiated two exciting opportunities to make a difference during the recent Summer Show season by providing donated items for our Backpacks of Hope and Helping the Homeless initiatives. Both projects were designed to spread hope and help change lives of children and adults in the local areas of Dallas, Atlanta and Las Vegas.
Working as a T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More), OneCoast employees, retailers and our vendor partners collected numerous boxes of backpacks and school supplies for children heading back to school soon as well as hundreds of t-shirts, hats and personal care items for the homeless. The response was overwhelming and much appreciated by the following local organizations that benefited from the donations:
- Esperanza “Hope” Medrano Elementary School
- Second Chance Baptist Church Homeless Ministry
- The Atlanta Mission & My Sisters House
- Ethel W. Kight Elementary School
- Las Vegas Rescue Mission
A special THANK YOU to everyone that participated. Even the smallest investment you give to someone’s future can make a difference! Look for more opportunities to give back as we continue these and other new initiatives during the months to come.