#GivingTuesday and #SandersonFarms #ad
Today is #GivingTuesday, a day for you to support causes that are near and dear to your heart. You might begin your holiday shopping and purchase items that provide donations to a great cause or you can give funds to your favorite non-profit or perhaps do a service project with your child. Whatever you do today, make sure it counts! One of the ways that I enjoy giving is supporting companies that assist others, philanthropy and service are important to me every day of the year and if I can make a difference by purchasing things that are necessities, I am all for it. I have been working with Sanderson Farms chicken for several months now and one of the things that I admire is their dedication to social good.
In fiscal year 2015, Sanderson Farms donated over $1.1 million to charitable organizations, including more than $370,000 through the United Way in the communities in which it operates.
“If you can imagine a company moving to a community and improving the quality of life for thousands of individuals and families, that’s what Sanderson Farms did for Lenoir County [North Carolina],” said June Cummings, Executive Director, Lenoir/Greene United Way. “Not only their corporate gift, but their employee gifts to United Way have made a tremendous difference.”
And since 2012, Sanderson Farms has donated nearly 1,000,000 pounds of poultry to charitable organizations. Additionally, the Sanderson Farms Championship, as part of the PGA TOUR, has generated over $2.7 million in donations to Friends of Children’s Hospital, a fundraising organization supporting Mississippi’s only children’s hospital.
Sanderson Farms is truly committed to making a difference in the communities where they have plants. An example is from Bill Ellis, Director of Parks & Recreation for Kinston, North Carolina. “Before they even opened their doors, they donated 40,000 cubic yards of dirt for a soccer complex. They come in and clean up along the riverbank. From the plant manager down to the line employee, they really want to make the community a better place.”
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