We are grateful to the Bank of America Foundation for awarding us $10,000 in support of the Employment Program at the Volunteers of America Mather Community Campus. It is partners with a rich history like Bank of America that ensure our continued success in getting individuals employed and back on their feet.
The Home Depot
Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has given more than $11 million to Volunteers of America to improve housing solutions for homeless veterans and their families. Our partnership has funded more than 73 veterans' housing projects, providing more than 2,500 units for veterans, including more than 400 units specifically for women veterans and their families.
HSBC, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations, has been connecting people to global opportunities since 1865. Their generous support has been invaluable in helping Volunteers of America move forward on expanding and enhancing the services we provide to veterans. With their help, we have launched a multi-year initiative to expand wraparound services for veterans, especially vulnerable veterans in targeted high-risk, high-need communities.
Juice Plus+ ® has been a strong supporter of Volunteers of America since 1988. The generosity of Juice Plus+ and their employees helps deliver community programs that address today's most pressing social needs, from hunger to housing. We are grateful Juice Plus+ recently announced a goal to expand its philanthropic initiative through a commitment to donate 10 million Complete Shake Meals to nourish men, women and children across the country. This new commitment includes donations to 17 different affiliates. We are proud to partner with Juice Plus+ to serve America's most vulnerable
Major League Baseball Players Trust
The Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America work together to benefit people in need and encourage others to get involved to help children, at-risk youth and families. The partnership has resulted in a youth volunteer initiative in which players lead local Action Teams whose mission is to inspire high school students to become volunteers in their communities
Family owned and operated since 1963, Niagara Bottling is the largest private label bottled water supplier in the United States. Niagara Bottling and their philanthropic division, Niagara Cares, is committed to supporting local and national community initiatives by engaging stakeholders and investing its resources for vulnerable children and their families. Volunteers of America is working with Niagara Bottling to fund key improvements in our children and youth programs in their local communities.
The Maximus Foundation has been supporting Operation Backpack for the past 3 years. Thanks to their support we have been able to continue serving thousands of students in need throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada. Students that have fallen on hard times can start school prepared thanks to the support of the foundation as well as the employees at Maximus Inc who put together 400 backpacks every year.
Volunteers of America is fortunate to have a partner like Wells Fargo who believes everyone should have a safe place to call home. In 2018 many pressures in the Sacramento area have continued to exacerbate affordability issues for both first-time home-buyers and renters. The combination of housing supply challenges, increasing transitions to rentals and net gains of homeowners moving from more expensive Bay Area communities leave Sacramento struggling to find homes and even temporary shelter. Kären Woodruff states, "We are excited to support new and creative ways to provide homes for those that want them."
Through their award-winning advertising programs, businesses provide financial support for critical, yet underfunded, education, wellness, veterans, and environmental initiatives. EcoMedia, a division of CBS, has turned the advertising landscape into a catalyst for tangible social change. Volunteers of America works with EcoMedia on a variety of projects to improve quality of life in communities across the country.