Cirrus Gives Back: 2017 Philanthropy OverviewPosted On January 16, 2018
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Cirrus Medical Staffing was privileged enough to give back to our communities in 2017. We at Cirrus are so thankful for every organization that gave us an opportunity to participate, serve, spread smiles and bring joy to others. Take a look at the events and activities that happened throughout the year. If you’re a traveler, you too can get involved!
• Make A Wish Philippines – Five wishes were granted to five kids who have life threatening illnesses, and the most beautiful smiles were shared.
• Let’s play Cupid! Valentine‘s cards were made by the employees of Cirrus Medical Staffing and delivered to children at local hospitals such as Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte, NC, Berkeley Lake Elementary school in Atlanta, GA and Broward Health Children’s Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
• Toys, candies and bears and LOVE were given to the children at Child’s Hope Hospital, Philippines.
• Participated in Lucky Shamrock. $550 was raised in the U.S.
• CMS Charlotte volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank of Merolina packing bags for children to take home to have food over the weekend.
• We highlighted the CMS Philanthropy Committee and those who participated in #ivolunteer.
• Cirrus Mini Olympics 2017, raised almost $300. All proceeds went to preparing 100 packages that contained notebooks, pencils, ruler and crayons which were distributed to 100 kids in The Philippines.
• CMS Charlotte held a Cinco De Mayo Taco Bar Fiesta for the kids at Center 360 and spent time hanging out and playing basketball.
• Hosted a party for Mason, our Make A Wish kid at the Rainforest Café.
• #miracletreatday with Dairy Queen. $1 or more from every blizzard treat sold at participating Dairy Queen locations was donated back to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
• Volunteered at Feeding South Florida packing food.
• Project PEARLS – A feeding program in Tondo, Manila that aims to provide meals to malnourished kids who fail to achieve optimal health.
• Supplies for Success: Cirrus helped bridge the gap between what students have and what students need to succeed in classroom. The box contained papers, notebooks, glue sticks, pencils, pencil cases, erasers, crayons and markers. These were donated to several area elementary schools.
• Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Relief: When catastrophe strikes, people and property can be left with little to nothing. Provided donations for Feeding Texas, The Texas Diaper Bank, the United Way Relief Fund, Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, Miami Diaper Bank and Feeding South Florida to support Texas and Florida.
• Project PEARLS – Basic commodities such as clothes, school uniforms and supplies, slippers, shoes, mats, blankets, towels, toiletries, instant noodles, rice and canned goods were given to the fire victims in Tondo, Manila.
• Travel nursing recruiters, Anna and Ramsey, along with Cirrus Medical Staffing’s Director of Financial Operations, Trent, participated in the Susan G. Komen walk.
• A few employees kicked in the #kickoutcancer event with 9Round, a penny was donated for every kick kicked throughout the whole day to a Breast Cancer Research or Cure Foundation.
• Carolina Breast Friends: Supplies were donated to help the organization support patients at every stage of the journey with their comfort bags.
• Too cute to spook! A few employees went to the Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Hospital Child Life Extravaganza “Trick or Treat” Parade dressed up in child-like costumes and had so much fun passing out the items that were donated from our employees.
• Food Drive: 243 pounds of food was collected for Second Harvest Food Bank, Charlotte. Meanwhile, 410 pounds of food was collected for The Pantry of Broward, Florida.
• Give thanks with a grateful heart! Sent I Am Thankful For You messages to our co-workers and raised $72 USD to help purchase toys for our December Toy Drives.
• Footwear Project at Bataan, Philippines. Benefitted kids from the remote community who walk miles just to attend school every day. Meals were provided to each student.
• Holiday Sharing at a Day Care Center in the Philippines. Distributed toys and meals to kids who were aged 4-5 years old. The center is supported by a local foundation.