idX Corp. associates worldwide took on major volunteer initiatives in their communities this spring as part of the company’s idX Impact community outreach program, donating time, money, food and other needed items.
Through idX Impact, idX Corp.’s community outreach initiative, the company supports and highlights team members’ efforts to help organizations in need. Last year, more than two dozen charitable and community organizations benefited from the program.
“Although idX Impact is a year-round commitment to corporate social responsibility, we ask each division to organize around a local cause each spring,” says Terry Schultz, CEO. “This year, they responded with amazing enthusiasm.”
As they held food drives, delivered supplies, or built furniture for those in need, idX associates proudly sported their idX Impact T-shirts as each division selected a local cause to support.
In Virginia, the idX team prepared and served meals to the residents of the Brisben Center, which provides shelter for the homeless and helps them find permanent housing. idX Maintenance Technician Ron Longfellow says, “Personally, it meant that I am where I should be, working for a great company run by good-hearted individuals.”
The idX China team provided gifts, conversation, and a warm meal to the residents of a senior living center. Employees provided towels, soap, and summer supplies, and made homemade dumplings to share with the residents. idX Assistant General Manager Yu Bo says, “It was great to see the smiles on the residents’ faces as they ate the homemade dumplings. As a responsible company, idX is doing our part to help society.”
The idX Corporate Office team partnered with Stray Rescue St. Louis to help provide health, comfort, and affection to abandoned, abused, or neglected companion animals. The team collected donations, including food, blankets, cleaning supplies, toys, litter boxes, flea and tick spray, etc. idX also donated $1,000 to the organization.
idX Dallas employees purchased and assembled 75 bicycles in support of local nonprofit Spokes for Folks. This organization supplies bicycles to beneficiaries such as local families in need, homeless veterans, The Boys and Girls Club, The Ronald McDonald House, The Family Place, and local orphanages.
idX Dayton provided 100 personal hygiene intake packages for incoming residents of Mercy Manor, a safe residence for homeless women with histories of addiction, incarceration, and abuse. Many employees asked their dentists for support as well, and were able to provide 100 sets of toothbrushes and toothpaste to donate. idX also donated an additional $1,160 to Mercy Manor.
idX India helped the Karunashraya Bangalore Hospice Trust clean and organize their store room, as well as prepare a warm and welcoming room for a terminally ill child. The hospice provides palliative care to terminally ill patients in need.
idX London helped the local Prospect House Hospice by sorting and packing donations in their warehouse and delivering leaflets around Swindon to raise awareness of the organization’s mission and initiatives. idX Graphic Designer Bridey Halliday Sagar says, “It meant a lot to me to be able to lend a helping hand to an amazing group of people who dedicate their lives to this charity!”
In Los Angeles, idX employees provided backpacks and school supplies to the Children’s Fund Backpack Drive in San Bernardino County, CA. idX Project Coordinator Laura Rendon says, “I’m proud of our division for coming together and helping. I would most definitely volunteer again.”
idX Louisville supported Camp Quality’s Poker Run by creating gift baskets for raffle and donating time, manpower, and materials exceeding $5,000 to support the event. Camp Quality serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship at no cost to the families.
idX Mexico partnered with the Devlyn Foundation to provide eyeglasses for low-income people in need. The team collected 115 pairs of glasses by providing personal donations and reaching out to others for help. idX also donated $1,000 to the organization.
In North Carolina, the idX team worked together to support the Optimist Club of Washington and the Susie Gray McConnel Sports Complex. Team members built and donated two wooden picnic tables and two stainless steel tables for the sports complex’s new concession stand, and worked to replace siding on the building as well as painting where necessary. They also sponsored the Optimist Club’s soccer team.
In Toronto, the idX team raised funds in support of The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Employees held fundraising initiatives including a can and bottle recycling drive, bake sale, barbecue, and car wash. The team also took part in the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke event, where they rode around the community on a tandem bike to raise awareness and raise money for research, and to support survivors and their families. The team’s efforts raised more than $3,000 for the organization.
idX Accounting Coordinator Mark Bade says, “Seeing the great turnout for our fundraising efforts, as well as the positive public support during our bike ride, was really inspiring, and made me feel good that our division and community supports this important cause.”