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For the past four years in July, Chris Bigelow, a Security Officer with G4S Regulated Security Solutions, has challenged himself to climb the highest peak in the Northeastern United States — Mount Washington.
He does it for the physical challenge, to join fellow hiking aficionados and to support the legendary Mount Washington Observatory that sits atop the 6,288-foot summit. Over the past two years, Bigelow has reached out to family, friends and co-workers, raising more than $800 for the annual Seek the Peak hike-a-thon.
The G4S Match It! Program recently met his fundraising with an additional $500 that will support a variety of research and education programs at the nonprofit weather station.
The G4S Match it! program supports employee community service efforts and the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitment. The program encourages G4S employees to become involved in their local communities by matching the money they raise for a charity, up to $500.
Since its inception in 2013, the program has awarded more than $30,000 to bolster the fundraising efforts of G4S employees across North America.
Sue Mason, an inbound team leader at AMAG Technology in Tewkesbury, UK, has lost friends and family to cancer, including her mom. So when she saw an opportunity to raise funds to support research to find a cure, she started training for the Tewkesbury Half Marathon in support of Cancer Research UK.
Sue also started reaching out to family, friends and co-workers to sponsor her in the May 2017 event that attracted about 800 other runners. She raised £733 ($948) in support of Cancer Research UK, and the G4S Match it! Program added an additional $500 (£387).
The G4S Match it! program supports employee community service efforts and the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitment. The program focuses corporate charitable giving on local community projects and good causes that are clearly supported by G4S employees. Match-it! program encourages G4S employees to become involved in their local community by matching the money they raise for a charity, up to $500.
G4S New York City – Long Island Team
On Sept. 17, a G4S Secure Solutions (USA) team from New York City and Long Island participated in the New York City Autism Speaks Walk. Led by G4S General Manager Joe Falco, they raised $2,590 to support this good cause.
Held in cities across the United States, Autism Speaks Walks raise funds to help enhance the lives of people with autism and fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services.
AMAG Technology Holds FOCUS and St. Jude Charity Event
AMAG Technology held its bi-annual FOCUS on the Future event in conjunction with ASIS and is proud to announce that together with our customers raised $2,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. AMAG customers donated $1,000, and AMAG matched it bringing the total to $2,000.
This is the first time AMAG has tied a charity to its long-time FOCUS event. Customers were enthusiastic and received a special St. Jude pin for their donation. A representative from St. Jude attended the FOCUS event and thanked everyone for donating. The event was held at the iconic Reunion Tower in Dallas, Texas.
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. No child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
Match It! Funds Help Youth Baseball Association
When Chris Urbanek (pictured on right) isn't on duty as a G4S Security Officer at the Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, you are likely to find him putting in time on behalf of the Mishicot Indian Baseball Association. The association offers kids aged six to 14 a chance to play organized baseball.
Over the past year, Chris has been a key volunteer for the non-profit organization, putting in hundreds of hours to coach, maintain the field and reach out to local businesses to help raise more than $3,000 for field and equipment upgrades. G4S added to Chris' efforts with a $500 matching contribution.
The G4S Match it! program supports employee community service efforts and the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitment. The program focuses corporate charitable giving on local community projects and good causes that are clearly supported by G4S employees, matching the money they raise for a charity up to $500.
Since 2013, G4S North America has matched $32,816 of the $90,000 raised by employees.