Our employees contribute to the community by giving their time and money to many charitable organizations. In 2006 the Resurgent Humanitarian Council ("RHC") was formed for the express purpose of overseeing the charitable giving and volunteer efforts of the employees of Resurgent in Greenville. In Cincinnati, the Community Action Council ("CAC") was formed for the same purpose. Through these two committees, we have been able to expand the scope of our volunteer efforts through organizations such as United Way, Homes of Hope, Metropolitan Arts Council, Harvest Hope and March of Dimes, to name just a few.
Both the Council and Committee proudly partner with a variety of other local non-profits as needs are made aware. We support local initiatives and bring about awareness to our employees of community needs. We enjoy collecting donations, sponsoring campaigns and getting hands-on volunteer experience with agencies in the community who need the support. Most recently, through employee matching, Resurgent - between our Greenville and Cincinnati offices - raised over $5,000 in response to Hurricane Joaquin in 2015.
Click each header below to find out more about that community service. Click any thumbnail within a service to see photos for that event.
2016 United Way Committee: Kim Rusinek (not pictured), Tonya Henderson, Katie Lynch, Melody Wilbanks, Pete Riyad, Shanekqua Williams, Megan McDonell, Heather Bailey, Ajay Grayson, Katie Alkinburgh, Heidi Wallis, and Michael Wakefield. Not Pictured: Jamie Croff, Wanda Boston, Carolyn York, and Jennifer Allen.
In 2015's campaign, Resurgent employees raised almost $6,000 for March of Dimes.
Homes of Hope’s strategy is to fill the gaps in services that exist in the community related to affordable housing. Not to mention, it's staffed with men committed to recovering from various drug and alcohol-abuse issues; they have seen hundreds of men overcome addictions to lead restored lives. Since 1998, Homes of Hope has developed 515 affordable homes for low-income families.
Every other year since 2011, Resurgent partners with Homes of Hope to build homes in the community -- we've currently built 6 homes ... and counting! Homes of Hope provides energy-efficient housing to low income families and individuals. Resurgent employees dedicate over 8 weeks to funding and building this great project within our community. (Prior to this, Resurgent contributed through Habitat for Humanity). We look forward to building many more homes with Homes of Hopewww.homesofhope.org YouTube - Homes of Hope Interview
Since 2004, Resurgent biannually comes together to build bicycles for children in our local community. Through this effort we are able to provide hundreds of bikes to at-risk kids in the area. Over the years, Resurgent has assembled nearly 3,000 bikes!
Just last year (2014), our supporting agencies and firms donated the funds to purchase 864 bicycles and over 90 employee volunteers worked in assembly-line fashion to assemble them over a three-day initiative to help provide a special gift for the children at Christmas. Assembled bikes and helmets are delivered at the end of our project to children across the upstate and 12 charities in time for Christmas!YouTube - Bikes 4 Kids - Resurgent Capital Services
Harvest Hope is a Greenville non-profit that is dedicated to providing for the needs of the hungry by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education. Since 2008, Resurgent employees have participated in formal campaigns, raising money and organizing virtual food drives for this great mission within our community throughout the year. In May of 2015, Harvest Hope was running dangerously low on food supplies; over 80 Resurgent employees came together to help replenish them.www.harvesthope.org
Each Christmas season since 2000, Resurgent employees fulfill the hopes and dreams of many children and their families by supplying gifts that otherwise may not be received. Each year we partner with local non-profit organizations to provide Christmas wish list items to those in need. As of 2015, Resurgent employees donated over $100,000 since the program's inception to ensure Christmas is memorable for all.
Since 1954, The Meyer Center for Special Children in the Greenville area strives to unlock the potential of all its children, regardless disabilities, setbacks or circumstances and is very near and dear to Resurgent. Its official mission is to provide quality education and certified therapy services to preschool children with disabilities. So far this year (2015), Resurgent has raised and donated more than $3,000 and volunteered many hours with this wonderful organization. We decorated heart-shaped cookies on Valentine's Day and, most recently, participated in the Halloween Trunk-or-Treat dressed like as characters from Sesame Street. We also sponsored the Young at HeART event whose proceeds from a silent art auction went to the Center.
The Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) sparks a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play. It seeks to be a leader in innovative family activities, a dynamic learning center and a compelling community attraction. In 2015, Resurgent participated in Greenville County's "Finance for the Families" program through TCMU where our employees donated their time to engage children and promote learning through play.
The Water Cooler Classic is a unique 9-hole indoor putting challenge that benefits the Greenville Area Parkinson Society (GAPS). Each participating company recruits multiple four-person teams and hosts its own putting challenge onsite at its local offices. The winning teams from each company go on to compete at Zen downtown. There are 5,000 people suffering from Parkinson's in Greenville. In 2015, we raised almost $1400 -- more than any other participant - and are looking forward to next year's event.
The Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) is the only organization in Greenville, South Carolina working daily to support every discipline of the arts. MAC provides support to area arts organizations and many individual artists through its grants program and cultural planning process, by advocating on behalf of all artists and arts groups, and by providing cooperative marketing opportunities promoting arts groups that might not have resources available to them. MAC focuses its efforts to:
- Develop a child's critical thinking, raise his or her academic achievement, and build a child's self-esteem
- Unite families through shared activities
- Provide local jobs as patrons cultivate and indulge their desire for the arts
- Encourage economic growth by drawing new fans to the area who want to raise families and grow businesses here by making Greenville an ideal place for companies to open and/or relocate
Resurgent has won MAC’s “Most Creative Fundraiser Campaign” award multiple times and is proud to be MAC’s largest corporate contributor in Greenville County. Resurgent’s ongoing partnership with MAC alters the outcomes of our children and the makeup of our great city, and it is a partnership that we are all very proud of!
The Ronald McDonald House serves as a home away from home for critically ill or injured children and their families, providing hope, encouragement and comfort when they need it most.
Resurgent (Greenville) actively supports the Ronald McDonald house by collecting aluminum cans throughout the building; so far this year (2015), we've delivered three (3) large garbage bags full of cans seven (7) times. The Ronald McDonald house collects cans to turn in for recycling money to help supplement operating expenses to keep doors open to serve the families in need. http://www.rmhc-carolinas.org
Since 2005, Resurgent’s IT group (Cincinnati) has had the pleasure of providing and serving meals to those staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Employees cook and serve meals that the Cincinnati Ronald McDonald house. This is done approximately 4 times a year based on the needs of RMH. The CAC coordinates the dates and organizes the volunteers. Meals can be eaten in the RMH dining space or residents can have “to-go” boxes created to take back to their rooms. Many recipients have wonderful things to say about our efforts, and we enjoy the chance to give back to the community! These efforts are to provide meals to families who have a child in residence or receiving treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
NECCO is a private childcare agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for children. Their 40 years of experience ensures the children we help receive everything they deserve. They serve abused and neglected children of all ages in the custody of child welfare and juvenile justice agencies in the states of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. For several years, NECCO has placed a ‘giving tree’ on-site at the Resurgent (Cincinnati) office, and employees take a gift tag and provide a holiday gift to a child in need. Each year, there has been an overwhelming response from the employees usually requiring that the tree be restocked with tags during the event.
Employees take gift tags and purchase the listed gift to provide Christmas presents for children in the NECCO foster care program. Each year that we’ve been involved, employees have provided over 100 gifts. The CAC sponsors a “Wrapping Party” for employees to wrap the gifts for their selected child / children. The supplies are provided with proceeds from a Chili Cook-Off where employees compete to be the winner with various chili creations and donations are accepted for tastings and voting privileges.www.necco.org
The mission of Stepping Stones Center in Cincinnati is to provide opportunities for children and adults of all ages with disabilities. The organization seeks to increase participants' independence and promote inclusion within the community.
Stepping Stones Center is a non-profit United Way agency that serves over 1,100 persons with disabilities each year.
Since 2004, the Cincinnati Community Action Committee ("CAC") has been a primary sponsor of the annual Independence Day Picnic at Stepping Stones. This involves decorating the picnic area, providing the food for the picnic, assisting with the cooking, and serving the meal. We generally feed 300+ individuals through funds provided by Resurgent and employees.
During breaks in the school year, the children that attend Cincinnati Children’s Home are generally without a consistent source of food since they live at poverty level where school provides them breakfasts and lunches. In order to help ensure the children are fed during these breaks, the Cincinnati Children’s Home creates food packets. Since 2013, the CAC has helped by purchasing or providing funds to purchase food for the children.
More than 12,000 volunteers collected more than $600,000 at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event on Sunday, October 11th, helping the Society create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. Greater Cincinnati has now given approximately $4.95 million to Making Strides since the first Cincinnati walk in 1997.
Resurgent's Pink Day (2014) was a huge success, whereby employees decorated the office and competed to win the coveted "Pink Day Award" all in the interest of promoting awareness for Breast Cancer. This year (2015), we decided to create an entire week dedicated to raising awareness and donating funds for all types of cancer and cancer research -- dubbed "Cancer Awareness Week." One of the days consisted of a live auction for items donated by employees, including various themed baskets of goods, local hockey tickets and even a private concert! All of the proceeds are given to the Cancer Society of Greenville.