The Proud to Help committee is one way Tyndale gives back to the communities and foundations which are close to our hearts. If you’d like to participate in your community, its easy! September 5th is the International Day of Charity. The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic, and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, and international level.
At Tyndale, we are grateful to have the good fortune to live and work in such wonderful communities. As part of our mission, Tyndale’s Proud to Help Initiative encourages our employee members to reach out to our neighbors who can use a helping hand.
Established in early 2017 and led by Tyndale CEO, Gail Whittenberger, our Proud to Help Committee selects local causes important to our staff members to support throughout the year. The committee – made up of employees throughout the organization – recently supported Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Soldiers’ Angels, and a virtual food drive for the Quakertown Food Pantry.
Here is a recap of what Tyndale’s Members achieved in 2020:
April – This April, during the height of the pandemic, most gatherings and other social events were canceled. Instead of large-scale events, Tyndale focused on staff members walking solo in their spare time and taking advantage of our Wellbeats Program (an online fitness service available to all Tyndale staff). These walks raised money and additional donations for No Kid Hungry – a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.
May – Throughout the month of May, Tyndale made a commitment to promote Mental Health Awareness through the shared experience of yoga, Zumba, and art via Zoom. Also, Tyndale staff participated in two virtual 5k walks sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in Houston and one in Pennsylvania.
June – Our Proud to Help committee organized a virtual food drive for Quakertown Food Pantry with donations made through an Amazon Wish List. Tyndale staff were encouraged to sign-on and purchase non-perishable goods. Quakertown Food Pantry is in the backyard of many of our Tyndale staff members and was selected to assist the local community. We are proud to report we had over 300 donations to this great cause.
July – Tyndale sought to actively honor those who protect our country through focus on helping Soldiers’ Angels, an organization that provides aid, comfort, and resources to active military, veterans, and their families. The proud to help committee organized a card collection. Cards were sent to Soldier’s Angels and added to care packages which were sent to deployed soldiers. We are proud to report that Tyndale created over 120 cards with additional monetary donations to this amazing organization.
August – For the month of August Tyndale chose to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) changes the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, and supporting families – with the ultimate goal to help cure childhood cancer. To aid support, the Proud to Help committee is creating a cookbook of submitted recipes from Tyndale staff. The cookbooks are available for staff purchase with 100% of all proceeds going to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
For more information about a charity you might support, check out CharityWatch.org. Charity Watch monitors and rates many different charities with links and more information for each.
We’d like to thank all members of our Proud to Help committee and commend them for their hard work and dedication to these great causes.