Powering People to a Better Life™ is our mantra and that commitment carries over to giving back to our community as well. One of our recent projects was working with the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s Brush with Kindness program where some of our employees painted houses for a day.
We encourage our employees to contribute to the community in which we live and work by giving them four hours per quarter to do volunteer work. One of the nine “superpowers” embedded in our company culture is “Care,” which is defined by “what makes us smile is seeing someone else smile.” Currently in its third year, Purchasing Power’s Care Program has averaged an annual employee participation rate of 42 percent with more than 3,400 hours volunteered each year.
As a result, the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta (CVC) recently named Purchasing Power as the Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year in the small to medium business category at its 21st annual IMPACT Awards.