As we ring in the New Year, it’s a great time to reflect on how our Young’s team members came together during the holiday season to give back to the community. All across the Western U.S., our team members donated their time and honored our 2019 Season of Giving themes of helping the homeless and those in need. Our teams volunteered their time and donations for Operation Ride Home, Oregon Food Bank, Auburn Food Bank, Rose Haven Women’s Shelter, Hawaii Food Bank, St. Vincent De Paul, Shower of Hope, and Dress for Success. Here are some highlights of how our teams gave back to the communities where we live and work.
Our Washington team volunteered at The Auburn Food Bank during this year’s Season of Giving by providing and organizing food donations. About 140 families are served each day through The Auburn Food Bank.
Our team in Oregon donated to the Oregon Food Bank, an organization that distributes food to 21 regional food banks and more than one thousand hunger-relief agencies. Young’s Oregon team also worked with Rose Haven Women’s Shelter, which provides supplies to more than 3,500 women annually.
Team members in Southern California focused on putting together care packages for the homeless. They also donated more than 1,000 pounds of food to the Orange County Food Bank. The OC Food Bank aims to make a positive impression by helping people meet basic needs. The food bank works with about 400 local charities in an effort to end hunger and malnutrition.
Young’s Hawaii team members selected to give back to Hawaii Foodbank by making monetary donations. Hawaii Foodbank volunteers collect food and distribute it through charitable agencies to those in need.
Our team in Northern California partnered with the nonprofit Dress for Success, which aims to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing them with the proper resources. Northern California team members donated gently used clothes, shoes, and accessories to this organization so that the women receiving the items would have their own professional clothing.
Arizona team members partnered with the St. Vincent De Paul organization to get involved in volunteer opportunities. They collected food and prepared meals for more than 3,500 families at the Family Dining Room. Our team also partnered with The Dream Center where volunteers helped to mentor children.