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Philanthropy – Shepard GO “Giving Outwardly”

For over a century, Shepard has operated on a culture of service – service to our customers, to each other, and service to the communities in which we work and live. As Shepard expands, adding new customers, colleagues, and communities, we charged ourselves with extending our philanthropic program to draw more awareness and resources, resulting in the development of Shepard GO. GO—Giving Outwardly—is an expression of our commitment to serve those who are in need. GO is more than the philanthropic programs we lead in each of our communities – it is a way of life and a foundational component of who we are as Shepard Associates. Our Shepard GO mission extends beyond the personal contributions we make as Shepard Associates by enlisting the support of our families, friends and industry peers in this mission of service. By involving others, we become stewards of positive influence and touch all who come in contact with us in purposeful and meaningful ways.

Chicagoland Spring Cleaning

Last week concluded our Chicago team’s Spring Cleaning Shepard GO  (Giving Outwardly) event! Thank you to all the organizations that pitched in and helped us collect nearly 1700 pounds of clothing and accessories to donate to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

A special call out to the organizations that jumped in and compile the most items: The top donator was  American Dental Association at 294 pounds; American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) at 260 and Society of Actuaries at 219.

Congrats to our Chicagoland team and all the participants for your time and efforts in making a difference.

Thanks and Giving

The Annual Thanks and Giving event supports My Neighbor’s Children, an organization committed to the world’s children, especially the most vulnerable – poor children. This year, Shepard along with the Orlando hospitality community created more than 14,000 meals to help children in Haiti.

Give Kids the World

The primary beneficiary organization of the Shepard Foundation, Give Kids the World, was selected based on the history, values, and visions of the group. This worthwhile organization is a  wish-fulfilling, fanciful, carefree retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their very deserving families.

No Child Hungry 

Our Orlando branch hosts an annual event, Pedis for a Cure, that raises funds to directly support, No Child Hungry, a local organization that gives back to children, family and communities in need.

Fill-A-Bag with Cheer

In December, Shepard volunteered with the Las Vegas hospitality community, to deliver 300 bags of individually targeted gifts to children in need as part of Fill-A-Bag With Cheer program, organized by the Las Vegas Hospitality Association. We re-purposed our warehouse and freight tracking technology to streamline the bagging and delivery process. It made the process easier for LVHA and also improved customizing the bags to each child’s size and needs.

National Alliance on Mental Health

Shepard took advantage of the signature color of Saint Patrick’s Day and asked each Associate to consider wearing green in both celebration and to raise awareness and support the efforts of the National Alliance of Mental Health. Green is the color of mental health awareness and support.

Shepherd’s Hope – Celebrity Golf Classic

For the past eleven years, Shepard has been donating to the Shepherd’s Hope Celebrity Golf Classic, an annual event raising awareness and funds to support the uninsured men, women and children in Central Florida. Annually, the event raises $150,000 in donations and in-kind services.

Other Shepard GO Benefactors