In Tampa, Charity is thrown around as a word a little loosely.
We donate 10% of all our profits to "charities" around the Tampa Area. However, we feel that the word charity lessens the value of the organizations that do the hard work of helping other.
Charity it somehow optional, but the work helping organizations do is critical to the health of our surrounding communities.
This summer we sponsored a mental health facility that held a summer camp for kids with issues that didn't afford them the ability of attending a "regular" camp. This camp had all the stuff that summer camps do; games, water, fun, kids running around. GracePoint helps kids live better lives.
As a business, when you give back to your community, you not only help others, but let the community know what you care about and what you support.
This can often help others understand who you really are.
I have some clients who are about the most aggressive attorneys you can meet, yet the charities they give to illustrate just how big their hearts are and how much they are committed to the community.
If you have a business, helping others can be a great way of bringing teams together. There's nothing like showing your staff and others you are putting your money where your mouth is by having them take a paid weekday and get out and help others in need (oh yea, their salaries for the day are likely tax deductible as part of your contribution as well).
As an organization, we stand for fairness and compassion in our community. We support mental health initiatives, especially for kids. We support the LGBTQ community and their initiatives. We support our veterans both in uniform and after service. We support working towards ending the elements that drive homelessness.
Our efforts are not just support, we've given up weekends, nights and written checks. We've marched, we've attended memorials, and we've organized events to help organizations.
If you would like help with your organization, please contact us and let's chat.