Do Good. Feel Good.
At Forever, we believe there’s a lot we can do to make a difference in the world. Whether it’s giving our time individually or working as a team, we are always working to do a little more for those around us. Inspired by the concept of Look Better. Feel Better., we teamed up within the Forever Home Office to Do Good., Feel Good.
Over the past several months, Forever employees have taken the time to volunteer at some of their favorite organizations, food banks and shelters in the Phoenix area. Not only have we felt good about the contributions we’ve made, but we are passionate about inspiring others to do a little more good in the world.
About the Organizations
AZBrainfood is an organization that discreetly provides backpacks of food for children who would otherwise go hungry on the weekends to ensure they come back to school each Monday mentally and physically able to concentrate on their studies.
In Mesa, Arizona, 65% of children are on free or reduced lunch programs, and many of them have little or no food to eat on the weekends. With the help of volunteers, every week during the school year, AZBrainfood has been able to provide more than 250,000 backpacks of food for children.
Several teams of Forever Home Office employees have participated in packing backpacks and Forever will also sponsor the annual Gilbert Turkey Trot that benefits this organization. Learn more about the Thanksgiving morning Family Fun Run and 5K.
Feed My Starving Children
The generous volunteers of Feed My Starving Children work to hand-pack nutritious MannaPak™ meals specifically designed to reverse malnutrition. Each day, partners around the world distribute these meals in schools, orphanages, clinics and feeding programs.
This year, members of the Forever Home Office IT and Digital Technologies, Human Resources and Forever Resorts teams volunteered to help pack meals and give back. During one day of packing, Forever was able to help feed 98 children for 1 year, which consists of 166 boxes of food, and further 35,856 individual meals. Feed my starving children has shipped 1,548,635,296 meals worldwide to date to help children in need. Learn more.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Distance for the Difference
Distance for the Difference is a 3.46 mile walk/run/roll and 1 mile dash in Downtown Phoenix directly benefiting the Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH). Why is the distance of the event significant? Each foot represented one of the 18,286 kids who stayed overnight at the Phoenix Children's Hospital last year.
A group from Forever’s Human Resources department made strides at this event in October, lending as many feet to the cause as they could. Learn more about the event.
Other organizations the Forever teams have been working with include St. Mary's Food Bank and Rebuilding Together - Valley of the Sun.
How You Can Give Back
There are numerous organizations all over the world that accept volunteers to further their mission of helping people. Organize an event for a few hours with your teams and don’t forget to share the pictures with the hashtag #FLPVolunteers.
We can’t wait to see how you’re giving back all over the world!