During this time of quarantine and social distancing, employees at Plexus Worldwide have continued the company’s philanthropic efforts for organizations locally and across the U.S.
One volunteer effort offered employees a chance to create inspirational cards for kids, families, patients, first responders and healthcare workers at organizations such as St. Vincent de Paul, Cancer Support Community Arizona, Ryan House and HandsOn Greater Phoenix.
“Plexus wants everyone to know, especially now, that they are being thought of and they are valued,” said Tarl Robinson, founder and CEO of Plexus Worldwide. “Volunteering is part of our unique culture at Plexus, and we weren’t willing to sacrifice that because of the current virtual working environment. Creating heartfelt cards that provide uplifting and positive messages to local charity partners is just one way our employees are virtually volunteering.”
“Plexus Worldwide was St. Vincent de Paul’s first corporate participant in our new Virtual Volunteerism Program,” said Shawn Donnelly, Community Engagement Officer. “Plexus set a wonderful example of how a corporation can continue to give back to their community, while they are helping from home or their offices, with the same passion as joining us in person.”
In addition to volunteer efforts, Plexus provided in-kind donations to several organizations such as St. Mary’s Food Bank, Food Banks Canada, Atlanta Community Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul in Georgia and Arizona, the Mesa and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Police Departments, Paz de Cristo, and Cancer Support Community Arizona. In addition, Plexus held an internal Heat Relief Campaign where employees donated more than $3,000, which was added to the corporate donation of $5,000 to The Salvation Army.
Many events have been canceled due to the global pandemic, but Plexus was still able to sponsor virtual events with organizations across Arizona such as a virtual Porch Party for Cancer Support Community Arizona and a community breakfast for Ryan House.