Plexus Worldwide is giving employees paid time off to help others have a happy Thanksgiving.
Plexus employees will volunteer a total of 73 hours over two days with the Salvation Army and St. Mary’s Food Bank. Volunteers will work 40 hours with the Salvation Army to help chop, bake and prep a traditional Thanksgiving meal for thousands at the Phoenix Convention Center. Plexus employees will also spend 33 volunteer hours helping distribute Thanksgiving meal boxes at the St. Mary’s Turkey Distribution, which helps local families put a traditional holiday meal on their dinner table.
“As a health and happiness company, we want everyone on the Plexus team to feel like they are an important part of the community and volunteering is a great way to feel that connection,” said Tarl Robinson, founder and CEO of Plexus. “We are proud to be partners with both of these fine organizations because they fill needs for the most vulnerable in our community including seniors, veterans and children.”
“Plexus supports the Salvation Army year-round, and our annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Phoenix Convention Center is no different,” said Major David Yardley, the Salvation Army Metro Phoenix Program Director. “Plexus volunteers will be in the kitchen helping prepare Thanksgiving meals not only for people who join us for the sit-down meal at the Convention Center, but also for the thousands of meals that are delivered to homebound folks in our community. We are so grateful for Plexus’ donation of time to serve our neighbors in need.”
“With as many as 12,000 families visiting the Food Bank in the three days leading up to Thanksgiving, we couldn’t get the job done without companies like Plexus stepping up to volunteer and work side by side with our employees,” said Tom Kertis, president and CEO of St. Mary’s. “Plexus is a great partner in the battle against hunger and always there when we put out the call for help.”
So far this year, Plexus employees have clocked more than 1,653 volunteer hours at St. Mary’s Food Bank. All of it was covered by the Plexus Volunteer Time Off program.