BrightView Landscapes GROW Employee Group Launches Regional Charity Event
BLUE BELL, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its commitment To give back to the communities in which it operates, BrightView Landscapes employees have launched an ambitious multi-state charity event to support organizations providing services to those impacted by the widespread economic and public health impacts of the COVID pandemic. BrightView (NYSE: BV), the nation’s leading landscaping services company, engages teams across the Southwest United States as part of its environmental stewardship, social responsibility and corporate governance program company, also known as ESG.
Spanning California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, the ongoing effort benefits six charities fighting homelessness, abuse, poverty, hunger and unemployment. The grassroots effort is led by members of the Southwest chapter of BrightView’s historic employee resource group, GROW (Growth in Relationships + Opportunities for Women), with volunteer campaign recipients selected by members of the group.
“Our branches are deeply connected to their communities, so when a need arises, we feel it keenly and are driven to act,” said Amanda Orders, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of BrightView. “I am incredibly proud of our GROW members and all of our team members who have taken initiative and continue to serve their communities with immense empathy. At BrightView, we pride ourselves on caring for others, and that really is a great example.
Orders co-founded GROW with several other female BrightView executives in 2017.
BrightView GROW Southwest recently held its first three events, with more planned for February and March. To date, their impact includes:
Arizona: Hope Women’s Center
The six sites of the Hope Women’s Center provide a safe haven for at-risk women and girls to get back on their feet. Twenty-two volunteers, including BrightView President and CEO Andrew Masterman, sorted and packed boxes of food for distribution, built diaper packs and welcome kits, assembled information kits and intake forms, writing thank-you notes, labeling stuffed animals for the kids, and doing an outdoor landscape clean up.
Nevada: Marilyn Project
According to Project Marilyn, personal hygiene products are among the least donated supplies. Consequently, women and adolescent girls who do not have access to feminine hygiene products during their period must resort to unsafe substitutes that pose a potentially serious health threat. Eleven BrightView Las Vegas employees prepared 500 Project Marilyn bags and restocked supplies. Each bag contains enough products to transport someone who is homeless, insecure or living in a shelter during their period.
California: Father Joe’s Villages
Father Joe’s Villages serves San Diegans experiencing homelessness and poverty, housing more than 2,500 people each night, providing therapeutic child care and family services, health care, employment services and education. Nine BrightView San Diego team members supported Father Joe’s Villages food distribution, warehouse assistance, and super pantry operations by building take-out food parcels and staffing a pick-up point. distribution at the wheel.
Upcoming events include:
New Mexico: Dress for Success
Dress for Success seeks to help women break the cycle of poverty, providing clients with professional attire to find employment and giving them the confidence to pursue their dreams. BrightView GROW Southwest hosts an in-store sorting event and provides ongoing philanthropic advisory services, including a mentorship program and career coaching.
Texas: Star of Hope Women and Family Development Center
Star of Hope provides crisis services and programs that offer women and families stability, personal growth and hope. Every day, the center welcomes up to 150 families and 180 single women. BrightView GROW Southwest is hosting a service day to support the center’s meal service operations. A resume and interview skills workshop is also planned to support workforce development and education, helping residents achieve their employment and independent living goals.
California: Bracken’s Kitchen
In Garden Grove, Bracken’s Kitchen helps those in need with food aid that reduces food waste and culinary training that empowers. BrightView GROW Southwest is hosting an event to prepare and pack produce boxes, daily meals, and perform other tasks necessary for the organization.
Members of the media who wish to participate or members of the community who wish to join these efforts are encouraged to contact BrightView’s Communications Department at [email protected] to receive updated information about the event.
BrightView GROW was designed and founded to attract, promote and retain women within BrightView. Led by a group of women committed to the mission – and who volunteer their time to ensure its success – GROW provides networking, professional development and leadership opportunities for the women of BrightView.
BrightView is the largest provider of commercial landscaping services in the United States. Through its team of approximately 20,000 employees, BrightView provides services ranging from landscape maintenance and improvements to tree care and landscape development for thousands of client properties, including business and commercial, HOAs, public parks, hotels and resorts, hospitals and other healthcare facilities. , educational institutions, restaurants and retail, and golf courses, among others. BrightView is the Official Field Consultant for Major League Baseball.