Corporations &Community Impact
Two North Texas corporations stay true to the Trusted World motto of helping people help people. Triple-A-Texas made a sizable donation this week.
Senior Sales Manager Vinnie Ho presented the check on behalf of Triple-A and Aspire, the Asian American and Pacific Islander Business Resource Group, and says, as a child of a single parent, she struggled with situational poverty and knows what it’s like to be in need. She says presenting the 15-thousand dollar check to Trusted World’s Michael Garrett brings her full circle.
State Farm also donated significantly this week, just like a good neighbor. State Farm donated ten thousand dollars to Trusted World.
Both State Farm and Triple A-Texas top the leaderboard in the Trusted World Challenge in both the number of hours volunteered and the number of visits this year.
Power of Volunteering
Volunteers are vital to Trusted World’s mission of addressing situational poverty. That’s why the organization welcomes large groups to participate.
Kimberly-Clark, headquartered in Irving, brought dozens of employees out last Saturday for the volunteer experience.
The global giant’s goal is to advance the well-being of 1 billion people in underserved communities– and right here in North Texas.
“It’s a great process; it’s for the right cause.” That’s how Kimberly-Clark Employee Teja Gudisa describes his volunteer experience.
Kimberly-Clark brought employees together for its first Family Day volunteer event since the pandemic. Kimberly-Clark CEO Mike Hsu says, “It’s a pretty novel approach. I’ve never seen it before, but I’m very excited to learn more about it, and it feels like they’re doing great work in the community.”
Melinda Crosby Centeno says, “It’s extremely efficient, and I love anything effective and efficient, so I’m impressed.” Other first-timers find the process moving as they meticulously inspect clothing items to ensure only the best goes into Trusted World’s resource pipeline. They realize the clothing supports more than 800 North Texas organizations helping people struggling with situational poverty. “I don’t want the good enough that somebody would cast off. I want it to be special for them to have their dignity, so I love being a part of that,” says Crosby Centeno.
Hsu agrees, saying, “I’m excited about the work they’re doing in the community, and they’re obviously helping more than a few organizations.”
Before the volunteer event, Kimberly-Clark organizers paid it forward by donating 150,000 diapers, wipes, children’s Pull-ups, and feminine hygiene products.
Crosby Centeno says, “Our mission is ‘better care for a better world,’ so what more to put like trusted World and Trusted Brand with better care for a better world right around your block. It’s perfect; it’s a perfect partnership and collaboration.”
Everyone learned they can make a difference, from employees and their children to the CEO. Hsu says, “I’m Really pleased Kimberly-Clark can contribute to our communities as well.”
So far this year, time donations have helped create more than 1-point 1 million dollars of resources directly helping 11-thousand North Texans.
Trusted World Network Partner “Rescue Her” gives the organization a shoutout, saying, “One of the survivors we serve had an urgent need for clothing. We called our connection Trusted World, and within the hour, they had… hand-picked clothing items in the hands of our staff Advocate! This was a HUGE help to our team and made the survivor feel so loved and cared for during a challenging time. Thank you, Trusted World, for partnering with us to empower survivors of sex trafficking to live in freedom! We greatly appreciate you!”
Make a Difference
If you’d like to help make a difference, go to TrustedWorld.org, click on volunteer experiences, and sign up. If you’d like to explore other ways to help, you can go to the same website, and under the ways to give link, click on needs to find the items the Network most needs. For clothing donations, one of our key sponsors, the Credit Union of Texas, has donation dropoff bins in every one of their North Texas branches. Next to the bin is a banner with a QR code if you want to donate money.
You’ll find a complete list of dropoff bin locations on the Trusted World website. That’s the headlines from around the Trusted World Network, where you can join us in helping people help people.