As an example of HCIM’s Corporate Culture, guided by our core values and commitment to improving the communities where we live and work, we choose a different community service organization to support each year when our Colleagues are gathered from across the nation for our annual All Colleague Meeting (ACM). We believe in corporate responsibility and enjoy these opportunities to give back to the community.
Mountain Lake Conservancy & Children’s Health Improvement Partnership
HCIM’s 2017 All Colleague Meeting brought our entire team to Pembroke, Virginia’s Mountain Lake Lodge, the picturesque site where Dirty Dancing was filmed. The lodge sits atop a 2,600-acre preserve and is part of the Mountain Lake Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the property’s natural resources and beautiful landscape. All profits from the hotel go directly to supporting their mission to continue the lodge’s legacy, which dates back to 1851.
Our Community Give Back event involved the Children’s Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP), which provides access to primary health care for pregnant women and families with children from newborns through 6 years-old. Their nurses and case managers make house calls to provide healthcare support to disadvantaged families and educate parents to help them work toward sufficiency.
Our colleagues and their families filled backpacks with school supplies for the preschool and kindergarten aged children who are part of CHIP’s New River Community Action organization. HCIM donated $1,000 in supplies and $2,500 to support this cause.
The Dell Children’s Medical Center & Austin Pets Alive
In April 2016, HCIM Colleagues met in Austin, Texas for the ACM. One of the team building activities was to complete a series of challenges in order to earn different Build-a-Bear accessories and then to assemble and stuff the animals and donate them to The Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin. HCIM made a combined corporate donation of $2,000 to both The Dell Children’s Medical Center and Austin Pets Alive (APA!). HCIM Colleagues also came together and personally donated nearly $1,000 worth of much-needed supplies and gift cards to APA! and our CEO personally donated $500 to each organization.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
At HCIM’s 2015 ACM in Anaheim, Calif., HCIM Colleagues boxed up 273 lbs. of food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, along with a check for $3,500. The food bank feeds over 200,000 individuals per month and is also a member of the Feeding America organization.
On October 4, 2014, two dozen of HCIM’s Colleagues and friends assembled in New Orleans at the Ozanam Inn to volunteer their time in service of the homeless men that reside at the historic shelter. We cooked meals, made beds, folded clothes, and cleaned house while learning about the shelter’s mission and programs. It was truly inspiring to see what great work was being done every day to help rehabilitate the homeless and transient men that frequent the shelter and to set them on the right path. The HCIM family was proud to have the opportunity to contribute both time and money to such a worthy cause.
HCIM’s Colleagues worked together to build and donate five new bikes for children of the San Diego Boys and Girls Club as part of a teambuilding event in July 2013. HCIM Colleagues collaborated to solve puzzles and challenges in order to earn bicycle parts and then raced to assemble each team’s bike. It was an exciting event, but the best was yet to come. In what was a complete surprise orchestrated by The Leaders Institute® that had organized the event, four children from the Boys and Girls Club arrived to claim their bicycles. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.