ORLANDO, FLA. – Shaw Mechanical Services recently held its first annual "Celebration of Thanks and Giving" here to announce a three-point corporate giving program of money, time and talent to The Destiny Foundation of Central Florida, a food assistance program for the working poor.
David Shaw, president and founder of Shaw Mechanical, said the plan will provide $15,000 in its first year to the foundation.
"Any company can just write a check, but our plan includes truly giving of ourselves by encouraging employee participation with paid time to volunteer and offering our talent to support the great work of the foundation," Shaw said.
The Shaw plan includes: a monetary donation; 80 hours of annual paid volunteer time for Shaw’s employees to work at the foundation; and free comprehensive full maintenance service for the 72 tons of HVAC equipment at the foundation’s 35,000-sq.-ft. complex.
"We chose The Destiny Foundation because this dynamic organization, led by Pastor George and his team, is changing the lives of the working poor in our own community by giving them a hand and not a hand-out," Shaw said.
The Destiny Foundation, founded in 2001 by Pastor Scott George, was created to allow the working poor to invest sweat equity in the foundation’s grocery store in exchange for the ability to reduce their monthly food budget. Additional information is available at www.battlehunger.org.