During a recent virtual staff meeting, our team began discussing the upcoming holidays. The conversation started with ways we were all planning to celebrate differently this year, what our children were excited about, and options for a virtual party. The conversation swiftly moved to the long lines we were all noticing at the local food pantry and how the pandemic has significantly increased need in our local community (and communities across the nation). We quickly changed our focus from our individual personal plans to finding ways that we can make a difference to the families in our region this holiday.
Like many companies, CAS Group has a vision, mission, and core values. Part of our mission is that “we strive to make positive impacts on our projects, our professions, and our communities.” Sometimes that positive impact we make on communities is connected to the projects we support and services we provide. Other times, it is by donating to worthy causes in our community. As we considered what the pandemic has wrought across the nation and around the world in terms of lost jobs, lost lives, and lost hope, as a team we felt it was critical to “think globally, act locally.” Most of us don’t have the power to change the trajectory of the pandemic or its economic fallout, but we do have the power to be as generous as we can be to those who do not have enough this holiday. We hope you can do the same.
CAS Group has decided to support a not-for-profit social service organization that we have worked with for years in the past - The Interfaith of The Woodlands. Since 1973, Interfaith has provided programs and services to meet the needs of individuals and families in crisis through financial assistance, emergency shelter, food, clothing, senior programs, counseling, job training, and childcare. True to its mission, Interfaith works as a community resource to build a more loving and caring community.
I am so pleased that CAS Group will be helping to bring holiday cheer to children who have endured such a challenging year. Now more than ever, families are counting on Interfaith to help bring some joy to their children.
This year, CAS Group is supporting Interfaith’s Toy Drive. When CAS Group’s President Jennifer received an “Urgent” call from Interfaith’s President and CEO Missy Herndon for donations, we all agreed we had to act. As a mom, my family has weathered the storm of 2020 while I worked remotely for CAS Group, helped my girls with virtual schooling, and kept my family safe, healthy, and occupied (and relatively sane). We have been fortunate so far, but we know there are many families who are really struggling this holiday. I am so pleased that CAS Group will be helping to bring holiday cheer to children who have endured such a challenging year. Now more than ever, families are counting on Interfaith to help bring some joy to their children.
I would like to encourage those that can consider contributing to Interfaith. Getting involved is easy and there are several ways to make a difference on the Interfaith of The Woodlands website. Or, “act locally” in your own community and support an organization that can make a positive impact this holiday or in the year ahead.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
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