Philanthropy and benevolence are an important part of AF Group’s commitment to community engagement. For more than 100 years, our employees have demonstrated a sincere passion for volunteerism and charity, consistently sharing their time and resources with the communities in which we live and work.
Through a variety of efforts, our employees exhibit this charitable nature by supporting non-profit organizations with a connection to our core business — workplace safety, accident prevention, return-to-work programs, disabilities and rehabilitation. AF Group also partners with human service organizations and educational initiatives in our communities.
GENEROSITY IN ACTION
In 2015, we began our investment of $150,000 over the next five years in the Mary Free Bed at Sparrow Rehabilitation Unit.
CARING & SHARING COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN
Now in its sixth year, our Caring and Sharing Community Campaign has raised more than $1 million to benefit local and national charities.
This year, the campaign raised $324,000 in support of 31 charitable organizations around the country. This total represents a record-setting $162,000 in pledges from employees and a corporate match of an equal amount.
Employees demonstrated a continued willingness to serve others in 2015, increasing the number of hours volunteered to community charities by 175%.
HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
AF Group strives to help the less fortunate in our communities through organizations whose aim it is to lift these individuals up.
One of our strongest partnerships is with the Greater Lansing Food Bank and by extension, food banks in locations near our brands across the country. This year, we raised and/or donated more than $85,000 to these charities.
Our education initiatives include support of the Lansing Promise, which is transforming the community by providing college scholarships at a low/no cost to high school graduates. AF Group is an inaugural supporter and has contributed more than $130,000 over the last four years.
Please contact Community Relations at CommunityRelations@AFHI.com for any questions, concerns or requests. Thank you!
Community Relations Specialist