At C&S we strive to participate in our communities as an engaged, values-driven corporate citizen. Our Community Involvement is lead by our principles, driven by purpose, and oriented towards outcomes.
To view a (partial) list of both local and national organizations we support, please see the C&S Community Involvement Report, published annually since 2004, or click through the photos below to see some local, high-impact examples.
The Cathedral Arts Project uses the power of imagination and creativity to enrich the lives of underserved, school-aged children in northeast Florida. The program serves more than 2,000 students who meet twice a week for instruction in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts – all for free. A C&S Mini Grant helped the group continue their mission to energize, engage and empower their students to succeed.
Each year, Project 351 identifies one 8th grade student from every city and town in Massachusetts to act as a service ambassador for the organization. These students convene on Launch & Service Day, which celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Working together, they build leadership and teamwork skills by participating in a variety of community service projects that
address social issues. They return to their communities ready to inspire others and address local challenges. C&S was proud to support the 2015 Launch & Service Day with an in-kind donation.
California ReLeaf believes that urban forests play an important role in reducing air pollution and making cities more liveable. For more than 25 years, they’ve been planting and caring for trees across the state. The organization also creates partnerships between community groups, businesses, and government agencies to encourage environmental programs and practices. A Mini Grant from C&S supported ReLeaf programs like Save Our Water and Our Trees.
Dignity’s Alcove is an outreach program in northern California that focuses on assisting homeless veterans. The founders of the organization, once homeless vets themselves, were inspired to offer
transitional housing, drug addiction and recovery support, and life skills training. C&S proudly provided support for their work.
More than 85% of children who receive free or reduced-priced meals during the school year do not participate in summer meal programs. In Indianapolis, when school lets out, the Gleaners Food Bank swings into action. They partner with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to run a summer meals program at 128 sites. This year, the meals were ready to serve … but there were no spoons! C&S stepped in with a donation of 150,336 spoons to make sure each site was well-stocked.
Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy offers counciling and emotional support to families directly impacted by a traumatic event, such as a car accident, natural disaster or crime. In addition, they also offer services to the first responders and their families. In 2015, C&S provided a grant to assist the organization in its mission.
Empowering Girls Through Engineering is an innovative program by the Martin Library in York, PA. The number of students pursuing jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has decreased in recent years, and now America is facing a critical shortage of workers in those areas. Young women are particularly absent in STEM programs. The program was designed to address this trend. During National Engineering Week, teams of girls ages 7 to 18 worked with library staff to design and construct Little Free Libraries. The finished, mailbox-like libraries are now stocked with books and placed around the community. Borrowers are encouraged to take and leave books. C&S was proud to support this program.