Our organization has seven core values, one of them being to provide care and compassion for the lives we touch. While we always work to ensure we take care of our healthcare professionals, clients, and internal employees, we have also made the leap to touch the lives of even more individuals in our local Broward county community.
In late 2017, we decided to start a Giving Committee, made up of internal employees who would come together to think of ways the company could give back to our community. Instead of choosing just one cause to advocate for, we decided to include many different sectors of the local community which included youth access to education and supplies, the well-being of U.S. veterans and the safety and comfort for victims of domestic violence.
Since the launch of the Giving Committee in November 2017, we have worked with over 10 different charitable organizations including United Broward, Women in Distress, Alex’s Place, The Broward Partnership, One Blood, Good Karma Pet Rescue of South Florida, and Big Brother Big Sisters of Broward County.
In November of 2017, as an organization we earned the title of the largest Thanksgiving food donation to Feeding South Florida with over 829 pounds of donated food, which resulted in meals for 691 people. In December of 2017, we collected roughly 200 toys for the holiday season for Women in Distress and Alex’s Place.
We didn’t stop there with our charitable accomplishments. In February of this year we donated over 50 bags of clothing to the Broward Partnership and in July we participated in the Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep with Hands on Broward to help pick up 134 pounds of trash, 38 pounds of recyclables, and 8 pounds of cigarette butts.
This month, we had our most successful donation yet: as an organization, we collected over $1,000 in cash and supply donations for four classrooms in need in our local Broward community.
In November we will be partnering with Leadership Broward to host the Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot, an annual 5K race that takes place Thanksgiving Day and encourages individuals and families to live healthy, active lives.
This year, funds raised from the Turkey Trot will go to the Helena Ramsay Soaring Leader Scholarship, a scholarship that awarded to Marjory Stoneman Douglas students over the next three years so they can achieve their dreams of going to college. The award will be given in memory of Helena Ramsay, a student who lost her life in the 2018 Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, FL, and whose cousin is one of our dear employees.
We started the Giving Committee as a way for employees to get involved in giving back to the local community. We thought as an organization, it was our social responsibility to give back to the community we know and love, and to help others the way we work to help our healthcare professionals, nationwide network of client facilities, and patients we are able to help each day.
The Giving Committee has experienced an incredible amount of enthusiasm from MedPro’s internal employees, which just goes to show that not only is providing care and compassion for the lives we touch a core value of the organization, but something each individual personally believes in and practices.