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.
CAN DO Houston addresses the issue of childhood obesity through an innovative approach called Healthy Corner Stores. Through this initiative, six “corner stores” have been created in communities where healthy, fresh food can be hard to find. A grant from C&S is assisting CAN DO in eliminating urban food deserts in the city.
Each week, the Enfield Food Shelf serves an average of 340 families in their mission to ensure that no one goes hungry. In 2016, EFS held a fundraising dinner and fashion show called “Hunger Takes No Vacation.” The event, a collaboration of local food pantries and soup kitchens, served as a reminder that food pantries experience a significant drop in donations in the summer months—a critical time for families whose children have lost access to free school meal programs. C&S was proud to provide a donation for this fundraising event.
In 1989, residents of Edison noticed something peculiar: wild rabbits with green fur. Toxic waste from a Superfund site was not only affecting animals, it was threatening the health of local families. The Edison Wetlands Association was founded in response. It has become New Jersey’s leading force for toxic waste site cleanups and the restoration and conservation of environmental resources. A grant from C&S will help the association continue its work to clean and restore local wetlands.
On Course supports veterans who have been wounded while serving our country. Golfing creates a level playing field and provides these heroes with a path to mental and physical recovery, improving balance and limb coordination. Camaraderie, competitive spirit, and concentration are important in golf and contribute to psychological healing and selfconfidence. This organization helps injured vets transition from military service to new careers in the golf industry. C&S is proud to support this creative and innovative program.
Periods of drought are common in California, and water conservation is critical to the state’s people, wildlife, and economy. The mission of the Water Education Foundation is to create a better understanding of water as a resource and to foster educational outreach. A C&S grant will help the Foundation continue its valuable work.
Fighting fires is dangerous work, especially in the heat of a South Carolina summer. In previous years, C&S has provided Mini Grants to help the Mauldin Fire Department purchase equipment and protective gear. This year, we helped firefighters stay hydrated by donating bottled water to last the entire summer.
Winter nights in New England can be lethally cold—which is why the Hundred Nights shelter was opened in Keene, NH in 2010. Hundred Nights provides emergency shelter for homeless people. The Shelter has grown and now serves hundreds of men, women, and children on the one hundred coldest nights of the year from late December through March. C&S is proud to help support Hundred Nights’ compassionate and lifesaving work.
In times of economic distress, many pets are surrendered to shelters because their owners can’t afford to feed them. The Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley helps keep companion animals in loving homes by supplying low-income families, seniors, and disabled individuals with pet food. A C&S Mini Grant helped ensure that dogs and cats can stay with the people who love them.