Charity Donations Poll – Results
Due to the unprecedented nature of 2020, including the nationwide impact of COVID-19, Per Stirling has decided to focus its efforts this holiday season on helping those in need within our local communities. Instead of hosting our annual Client Appreciation Party, Per Stirling decided to donate the budget for this event to the following charitable organizations: The Central Texas Food Bank, The Ronald McDonald House (Central Texas), and The American Red Cross (of Texas). Given that everything that we do revolves around our clients, we thought that it would be appropriate to give each client a say in which organization benefits from this donation.
We are excited to announce that we will be allocating the budget across all three charities. With 67% of the votes, the majority of the proceeds will be donated to Central Texas Food Bank, followed by Ronald McDonald House and Red Cross Texas.
We want to thank everyone who participated in voting! If you are interested in reading more about each charity, some additional information can be found below.
1. Central Texas Food Bank
The Central Texas Food Bank is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1982. Their sole mission is to feed the hungry in our communities and continue the fight to end hunger. Central Texas is one of the fastest growing regions in the United States and. As a result, the need for hunger relief has continued to grow significantly. This year, the need is higher than ever.
2. Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas
The Ronald McDonald House is a public charity that has been providing comfort, support, and resources for families with sick children since 1985. The mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to relieve the burden thousands of families carry each year, when a child becomes sick and families need to travel far from home to get the best medical care possible. Donations are used to provide these resources for families who have a sick child and need to travel to Central Texas.
3. The American Red Cross of Central & South Texas Region
The American Red Cross of Central & South Texas Region is headquartered in Austin, serves over 7.1 million people, and has been providing hope and support through live-saving resources for those in emergency situations for over 100 years. The mission statement of the American Red Cross is to “prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors”. During the pandemic, Red Cross volunteers all over Central Texas have distributed hundreds of meals and beverages to families in need “drive-through” style. Donations are used help those in a crisis by providing food, shelter, and emotional support, as well as providing warehouses, vehicles, and the people who help make the American Red Cross disaster relief possible.