Serving our Communities: Corporate Social Responsibility

Serving Our Communities

HJ Sims is actively supporting our local communities by volunteering with a number of charitable organizations. We place value on helping to make our world a better place. We contribute to our communities via our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, an initiative that focuses staff volunteer efforts and contributions to non-profit, charitable organizations.

Our Mission

HJ Sims CSR program is designed to provide inspiration to our team, clients and to those we serve. We will affect change and make a difference in our local communities. We will accomplish this by bringing awareness to and increasing support for economic, social and environmental well-being through coordinated corporate and regional efforts, including the donation of funds and/or volunteering staff time. We will engage and inspire our staff by providing access, time and opportunities for giving back in a meaningful way.

For inquiries, please contact Tara Perkins at tperkins@nullhjsims.com or 203-418-9049.

Latest News

Gift of Life

We are thrilled to announce that HJ Sims has selected Gift of Life (GOL) as our partner charity for the inaugural year of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

A little about GOL’s mission: GOL believes that every person battling blood cancer deserves a second chance at life—and they are singularly passionate about engaging the public to help get everyone involved in curing blood cancer—whether as a donor, a volunteer or a financial supporter. All it takes is one person to perform a painless, life-saving swab to discover a potential match for someone suffering from blood cancer—and a cure. For more on GOL’s history and mission, please visit: www.giftoflife.org and see the attached fact sheet.

Click here for more information about Gift of Life. 

The 16th Annual HJ Sims Late Winter Conference

Conference attendees gather at the Gift of Life Booth to learn more about how to donate and swab to save a life.

Gift of Life staff attended this years’ 16th Annual HJ Sims Late Winter Conference in Clearwater Beach at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. GOL was part of a special presentation at opening session which included an introduction to HJ Sims’ CSR program by Tara Perkins, AVP Marketing Communications, HJ Sims, and a screening of the Gift of Life/HJ Sims partnership video. Sharon Kitroser, Corporate and Community Relations Officer, GOL, delivered a short history of GOL and introduced a video of Ryan Corning (donor) from News Now. Ryan Corning then took the stage to discuss his heartwarming experience–there was not a dry eye in the house! GOL staff Marc Silver and Sharon Kitroser, along with Ryan Corning, were on-hand throughout the event at the GOL Booth in the lobby—swabbing, distributing information and answering questions. It was a wonderful experience to share GOL in this way with this year’s Conference attendees.

Sharon Kitroser, Corporate and Community Relations Officer, Gift of Life, shares information about the organization.

Kitroser says, “It was truly an honor to join HJ Sims at their late Winter Conference. Gift of Life Marrow Registry presented our mission to save lives through marrow and stem cell donation, and shared how our partnership has come to life in the past 10 months. We introduced one of our heroic donors. Ryan Corning of Land O’Lakes Florida saved 47 year old New Yorker Julio Rivera, who has survived leukemia thanks to his transplant. Attendees were excited to hear more about how their teams can swab their cheeks to save a life. Plus, more than 30 individuals joined the registry right there at the conference!”

Ryan Corning, donor, shares about his experience with Gift of Life.

Virtual Swab 2018!

HJ Sims is proud to support Gift of Life Marrow Registry as our partner charity for our Corporate Social Responsibility program! Here are photos from our company-wide event 2018 Virtual Swab! Read the press release here.

 

Steps for Life 5k in South Florida

HJ Sims is proud to have been a sponsor of the annual Gift of Life Marrow Registry Steps for Life 5K of South Florida–another huge success! More than 500 participants attended and nearly $100,000 was raised offset the lab processing fees for more than 1,600 new donors’ swab kits! The Steps for Life events have collectively added 13,107 donors to the registry. Matches have been found for 226 patients, resulting in an incredible 36 lifesaving transplants being completed! For more information: www.giftoflife.com. Following are some photos of the event:

Steps for Life 5k in New York

The HJ Sims team participated in the Gift of Life Marrow Registry’s Steps for Life 5k at Battery Park in Manhattan yesterday morning. The course was beautiful, the event joyful and the cause extremely worthwhile. HJ Sims is proud to partner with Gift of Life as a sponsor of their Steps for Life events in New York, Boca Raton and Boston via our Corporate Social Responsibility program. Please enjoy some photos from the event! For more information about Gift of Life, please visit: www.giftoflife.org

To register for the January Steps for Life in Florida, register here.

CSR Spotlight Newsletter

For news about our employee’s most recent support of charities in their respective communities, please read our CSR Spotlight Newsletter.

The HJ Sims team places value on helping to make the world a better place. We contribute to our communities via our Corporate Social Responsibility program, an initiative that focuses staff volunteer efforts and contributions to non-profit, charitable organizations. Please learn more by visiting: www.hjsims.com/servingourcommunities. For questions or submissions, please email Tara at tperkins@nullhjsims.com.

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