At Sentinel, we pride ourselves on being active and engaging citizens of our community. Once a quarter, an employee committee organizes a fundraising or volunteer opportunity that all departments are encouraged to participate in. Sentinel realizes that community involvement is not only vital to upholding our corporate values but also an excellent way to give back to non-profit organizations that do so much good for the underprivileged populations of people in our area.
Most recently, Sentinel hosted a bake sale and raised $700 for Edison Elementary, a Title I school located close to our corporate office. Our management matched what the employees raised and we were able to donate $1400 to this special school. The extra money allowed them to purchase supplies and educational materials desperately needed, yet otherwise unavailable, for their at-risk and low-income students.
In addition to the Edison project, Sentinel worked with Prevent Child Abuse Utah last year and donated over $2,500 worth of goods to three little girls displaced from their home because of abuse. Their Christmas lists were very modest and consisted of things like shoes, winter coats, pants, shirts, socks and underwear. We were able to provide all of these items to them plus fun presents like jewelry, make up, art sets, dolls and other presents little girls love to get.
We feel that both of these projects were incredibly successful especially since Sentinel’s corporate office consists of only 42 employees. Sentinel realizes that even small donations can make a huge difference for someone who is struggling.
Sentinel looks forward to the rest of 2013 with excitement as we plan additional events including a blood drive and a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald house of Salt Lake City.
To learn more about Sentinel Security Life’s community involvement, please click here.
Blog written by: Amy Mullen, Human Resources Director for Sentinel Security Life Insurance Co.