Hunton Heroes 2022 – Giving Tuesday
November 29, 2022
As this year begins to wrap up, we want to highlight the philanthropic initiatives that our employees have taken part in. From onsite volunteering, to collections, and so much more, our goal is to have a lasting effect on our community and those in need. We give not only on Giving Tuesday but all year long. At Hunton, our purpose is to radically improve the environments in which people live, work, learn, and play.
GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE: February 8th – 10th & August 16th – 18th
Hunton Group partnered with the Gulf Coast Blood Center to hold two blood drives this year. The need for blood is especially high and the Gulf Coast Blood Center needs 1,000 donations every day of the year to serve patients in the community. Our donation could be the difference between life and death, and we are so grateful for our employees who participated. GiveBlood.org
HAY CENTER: May 25th
This year, Hunton Group teamed up with The Houston Alumni and Youth Center to sponsor ten graduates (each graduate received four gifts, forty gifts’ totals). The HAY Center’s mission is to empower current and former foster youth to be successful, productive adults through training & mentorship in education, employment, & personal achievement. One of Hunton Group’s core values is “imagine it” and we want all students to have possibilities in their endeavors and future successes. Hay Center Website
HOUSTON FOOD BANK VOLUNTEERING: June 11th
The Houston Food Bank hosted their volunteer day on a Saturday in June, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM that some of our employees partook in! Sorting, repackaging, and inspecting donation items were a few of the tasks at hand. Employees were able to bring friends and family to volunteer. It is a rewarding feeling to start a Saturday morning giving back to the community! The Houston Food Bank Website
BACKPACK DELIVERY: August
Members of our executive team passed out backpacks to title 9 elementary schools. These backpacks are part of the Hunton Backpack Program which the Cool Rides and Hot Rods Car Event’s proceeds go toward. Pictures of the day delivering backpacks.
HUNGER GAMES: September 1st – 30th
The Houston Food Bank’s Hunger Game was a competition in which participants competed against other groups in the community. The overall competition was to produce the most meals possible by having teams volunteer, fundraise, and participate in food drives. Between three of our office locations, we had over 160 pounds of cans donated! With everyone’s participation, The Houston Food Bank was able to generate 32,707 meals during the month of September. The Houston Food Bank Website
ST. JUDE WALK/RUN: September 24th
A group of us started our Saturday morning early at the Houston Sports Park to walk for St. Jude. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. The months leading up, we were able to donate and raise funds through our personal and team pages. Day of, we wore matching t-shirts to represent the company at the field before for coffee and treats. The 3.1-mile walk was a terrific way for our employees to give back and spend quality time together. St. Jude Walk/Run Website
THE ROSE BAKE DRIVE: October 14th
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we participate by hosting a bake drive where employees can bring in or make sweet treats to collect donations for breast cancer awareness. The Rose Bake Drive was held in the breakrooms at three of our locations. All proceeds went to the Rose Organization – which is a breast imaging center whose mission is to save lives through breast health services and care. TheRose.org
BE A RESOURCE (B.E.A.R.) TOY DRIVE: December 12th
The holidays are an exciting time to give back and we do this by teaming up with BEAR (Be a Resource). BEAR is a non-profit organization in the Greater Houston Area that works with CPS children, providing resources, support, and basic need for a better future. This November, The Hunton Group “adopted” 60 kids with two wishes each. Employees where then able to sign up and gift these children’s items off their Wishlist. Gifts are due by December 7th and then dropped off at the BEAR Warehouse so that the kids could enjoy a bright holiday season! Be A Resource Website.
Written by Jackie Siegele, Marketing Assistant