Tis’ the Season to Give Back
Spreading joy and delivering good into the communities Evans’ lives and works
There is no better way to end the year than by giving back to the communities that helped shape Evans. During the months of November and December, all Evans’ regional offices chose organizations to support by either donating time, food, or gifts.
For November, the Atlanta team collected dry and canned food along with supplies and necessities for Atlanta’s largest animal shelter, Lifeline Animal Shelter – Dekalb. The team also volunteered to paint, landscape, organize, and perform other small repairs at Trinity Community Ministries, a downtown Atlanta shelter for men overcoming challenges of homelessness, during HomeAid’s Care Day. In December, the office collected toys for North Fulton Community Charities Toyland Shop where about 600 families will be able to have gifts under the tree and donated the 60-foot Alpharetta Christmas Tree for the annual lighting.
The Charleston office partnered with Dream Center/Seacoast Church to fill 17 Thanksgiving meal kits. Each kit contained ingredients for a family to prepare their own thanksgiving dinner. For Christmas they collected stocking stuffers for Neighbors Together, a nonprofit that provides food, clothing, medical care, shelter, job training, financial and legal assistance, and other vital services to the tri-county area.
Charlotte also gave to our furry friends, collecting much needed supplies for the Humane Society of Charlotte. In December, the team participated in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) Explorers Christmas Project. They collected gifts for children whose families experience emergency situations during the holidays.
In Greenville, the team presented a check to Harvest Hope Food Bank.The charity distributes about 27 million pounds of food each year throughout the state of SC (Upstate, Columbia, Florence) and will be able to feed approximately 20,000 people with the donation. They also donated to Miracle Hill Ministries for Christmas, a charity serving people experiencing homelessness in the Upstate.
The Raleigh office, partnered with Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille and the Durham Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), to deliver a wonderful Thanksgiving meal to a family in Durham. They also supported the NC National Guard, 42nd Weapons of Mass Destruction – Civil Support Team to adopt a local military family with 5 children. Lt. Col. Merritt picked up the gifts to surprise the family.
The Savannah office supported the Salvation Army Savannah Angel Tree. In total, the team adopted 15 kids ranging in age from 1 to 12 collecting items and gifts to fulfill wish lists.
We are proud of the Evans’ team who stepped up and gave back, finding ways to directly impact their local community. May we all find ways to embrace others, to make an impact where it matters, and to deliver good wherever we go. Happy Holidays.