The BOSS South County Homeless Project (SCHP) provides emergency shelter and support services nightly to 24 homeless individuals with mental health issues. The project receives generous support from neighbors and community members, including most recently, employees at EKC Technology/DuPont.
Expains Emi Brown, Program Specialist/Office Manager, “Our history with the A Street location is that we used to donate food items from company events. This year we decided to do something to support the A Street property.”
Every year, EKC/DuPont employees put together a ‘Community Involvement Plan’ to benefit local organizations – activities may include food or toy drives, or collecting other needed goods, participating in walk-a-thons, and more. Past activities have been undertaken to support HARD, The Kids Breakfast Club, Cherryland Elementary School, and others.
So Emi contacted John Darby, then SCHP’s Site Coordinator, and asked about the program’s current needs. EKC/DuPont employees then conducted a drive to collect those items, and delivered everything to SCHP to support the homeless men and women who live there – blankets, toiletries, Target gift card, and cash donations.
“EKC Technology/DuPont is a wonderful corporate citizen,” adds Emi. “Our employees are very generous when it comes to participating in these activities and donating towards good causes. It truly is our pleasure and honor to be able to help out!”
Thank you everyone at EKC Technologies/DuPont for your community spirit, generosity and kindness! We could not do this work without amazing supporters like you!!
To conduct a workplace drive at your company. contact Gwen Austin, BOSS Community Builder/Development Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.649.1930 x 1001.
To learn more about South County Homeless Project, contact current Site Coordinator Lakisha Smith, email@example.com.