Acting socially responsible is a core value that we have embraced and will continue to live by. This is as important for the present as it is for the future. Please join us in bettering our communities.
We have always tried to balance work and life commitments throughout our careers and personally given back to our communities through a variety of ways. With the formation of StempleCrites, we are even more committed to working ethically and contributing to economic development while improving the quality of life of the local community and society at large. We will continue to support the organizations below, while identifying other areas in which we can make an impact.
Madison Avenue Community Fund
The Madison Ave Community Fund is a non-profit organization started to direct the funds raised from the Madison Ave Soapbox Derby to raise money for local charities benefiting the children of the Decatur, GA community. As a board member of the Madison Avenue Community Fund, Jeff has seen annual contributions rise from $5,000 in 2011 to $30,000 in 2018. In total, the Madison Avenue Community Fund has donated over $160,000 to local children’s charities. Please join us for this year’s race on October 5th, 2019. http://madisonavesoapboxderby.org/
For over 18 years, Everybody Wins! Atlanta has been devoted to improving the reading skills and developing a love of reading in students who are reading below grade level, giving them a greater chance for success in school and expanding their life horizon. It is a simple, but proven concept in which studies show that reading aloud to a child is the best way to improve literacy. Test scores and teacher feedback tell us this program works extremely well, and students tell us they can’t wait for Power Lunch each week. Jeff has participated in the Power Lunch program for the past seven years dedicating an hour per week paired as a mentor to read with a local elementary school student.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Atlanta Community Food Bank utilizes more than 1,700 volunteers a month, over 150 staff members, a large fleet of trucks and a 129,000 square-foot facility to procure and distribute food and grocery items received from hundreds of donors. They distribute over 60 million meals to more than 755,000 people in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
The mission of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through the philanthropic support of individual donors, charitable foundations and corporations. The Children’s Foundation relies on volunteers in the hospitals and in the community. Each year, in-hospital volunteers donate more than 127,000 hours of their time and community volunteer groups raise millions for Children’s through fundraising activities and events.