As we venture into a new year, we’re taking a moment to acknowledge the heartwarming commitment to service at Tyndale.
Giving back is ingrained in our organization, and our employee members have consistently volunteered their time, talents, and resources to improve our communities and contribute to the greater good. Thanks to the efforts of our Proud to Help Committee, spearheaded by Tyndale Owner Gail Whittenberger, the entire organization came together throughout 2023 to contribute meaningfully to causes nominated by our members.
Earlier in 2023, Tyndale members made significant contributions to organizations providing:
- Domestic violence awareness and support (The Women’s Center in Bloomsburg, PA)
- Support for our environment (One Tree Planted)
- Animal conservation programs (Houston Zoo, and Elmwood Park Zoo)
- Lodging and meals for families impacted by health challenges (Ronald McDonald House)
- Educational and community services (Vita Education Services and Baker Ripley)
- Help for the impoverished (Broad Street Ministry and the Houston Food Bank).
But wait, there’s more! To cap off the year, Tyndale members selflessly contributed their time and resources to support other deserving causes. While we already summarized our Proud to Help outreach programs through August 2023 in an earlier blog, here are additional highlights from our most recent initiatives:
September – Support for our Troops
The United Service Organizations (USO): Tyndale members, led by our Proud to Help Committee working in partnership with the USO, assembled 100 care packages to support our troops – a tangible expression of gratitude for their dedication and sacrifice. The care packages were filled with goods that may not be readily available in the field, or items that may remind them of home. To further show our appreciation to the troops, Tyndale members wrote over 100 thank you notes to include in the shipment of care packages.
October – Support for Suicide Prevention and Breast Cancer Awareness
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): Tyndale members in Houston, TX and PA participated in “Out of the Darkness Walk” events, collectively raising over $100. These funds were amplified by Tyndale’s donation to AFSP, an organization dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Our members’ active involvement raised awareness about suicide and fostered a supportive environment for those closely connected to the cause.
Main St.: In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Tyndale became a sponsor with Main St., a breast cancer non-profit organization in Bucks County, PA. For six years, Main St. has been raising awareness and helping local breast cancer patients, bringing relief to over 1,500 patients receiving treatment and recovery in nearby facilities.
November – Support for Children in Need
Toys for Tots: Bucks County, PA and Harris County, TX children benefitted from toys generously donated by Tyndale members to Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Toys for Tots distributes toys and brings Christmas joy to many of America’s children in need. Collection bins were placed in Tyndale’s Headquarters and Distribution Centers, and members generously contributed an overwhelming number of new, unwrapped toys to bring holiday cheer to many boys and girls.
Ongoing Initiative – Proud to Help Logo to Support Animal Rights
Tyndale created a new charity logo, which Tyndale members can add to apparel obtained through the company’s clothing allowance program. The logo is dedicated to supporting animal rights awareness and cruelty prevention. The logo will run in production for two years. Tyndale will donate $5 to the Montgomery County SPCA or the Houston Humane Society for every logo purchased from the program.
In addition to these important causes, each retail store has selected the following local charities, which Tyndale supported through generous donations to each:
- Midland — Casa De Amigos. The Midland team also donated a decorated tree and wreath to an elderly community member and a family in need.
- Williamsport — Central PA Food Bank
- Oklahoma City — Coat a Kid Campaign
- Concord — Food Bank of Contra Costa
We appreciate your support! Your decision to select Tyndale as your provider of arc-rated and flame resistant clothing creates a positive difference. Tyndale contributes to local and national 401(c)3 organizations, with high ratings on Charity Navigator.
Tyndale’s Proud to Help Committee is actively evaluating charities to support this year. The Committee acknowledges that unforeseen needs can arise anytime – like last year, when a fire severely damaged the home of one of our members and other Tyndale members provided aid swiftly and generously. We are confident in our member’s continuing compassion and readiness to help.
For more information on Tyndale’s Proud to Help Committee, visit: https://tyndaleusa.com/about-us/proud-to-help/