Community Benefit

Community Benefit: Employees Giving Back

The 2012 giving campaign total was the highest ever. The figures below show results in areas served by Primary Enterprise facilities, except the United Way sub-total, which includes both Primary and Regional Enterprise.

Arts and culture organizations in Mecklenburg
Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Union and York Counties $699,879
Children's Miracle Network $1,472,555
United Way (including regional affiliates) $2,513,521
Total Giving $4,685,955

Employees also dedicated 55,000 volunteer service hours to support local community service projects, including a Habitat for Humanity house built by the Men's Diversity Leadership Group.

Donations to Second Harvest included more than 53,000 pounds of healthy snacks and food items, resulting in 33,000 meals served to residents of Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan, Union and York Counties. Additionally, newly hired employees assembled 2,000 backpacks, stuffed with food for low income children, during new employee orientation sessions.

Staff donated more than 99,000 school supplies to benefit low income children in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, Lincoln, Anson, Gaston, Cleveland and York Counties. During the holiday season, more than 600 employees volunteered to serve meals, organize parties and distribute gifts to children, seniors and the homeless. Holiday Cheer benefited more than 3,000 individuals and families in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.