As YERDS our job is to preserve the history of our school. We do this because our school is a place to be proud of, a place with tradition and a place we learn about improving our world.
There are many people around the world with the same pride of history and tradition but because of circumstances they need to only focusing on survival. Below are a few organizations we like and have opportunities for you to get involved.
While accompanying her husband on a business trip to the Philippines, Nancy Economou volunteered to help serve at a local feeding program. There she met a young girl severely burned and scarred by a kerosene lamp – the only source of light for so many in the developing world.
As she looked around, she witnessed not only burns and injuries from kerosene lamps, but also children left unattended in complete darkness while their parents worked at night. Nancy could not imagine her own five sons living in such extreme conditions.
At that moment she committed herself to developing safe, sustainable lighting sources for those living without basic access to electricity.
Fox Valley Food For Health’s mission is to build a network of adult and teen volunteers committed to supporting people and families in need who are dealing with a serious illness by providing nutrient rich meals, nutrition education and personal caring support.
Since 2011, we have teamed up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to raise more than $4.4 million to fight childhood cancer. We are proud to announce our support once again for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.
This event provides a fun and easy way for Varsity Brands employees and their families to join together alongside thousands of other St. Jude supporters to support St. Jude’s mission of finding cures that save lives.
Here’s how to get involved:
Join our team: Visit http://bit.ly/VarsityBrandsStJudeTeams to register and join a Varsity Brands team near you.
Recruit team members: Invite your friends and family members to join us and be a part of this exciting day!
Raise money for the kids of St. Jude: You can help us reach our goal by asking your friends and family to make a donation on your behalf or on our team’s behalf, though fundraising is not required to participate.
Walk/Run with your Varsity Brands team!