At The Shop, we are committed to engaging with and giving back to our local and entrepreneurial communities. We strive for the highest level of corporate citizenship by maximizing impact and positive change in our communities through our MyCommunity program, which encompasses corporate donations, volunteerism, support, and advocacy. We support at-risk populations, workforce development, and community renewal on the local level.
Each year, the MyCommunity program partners The Shop with three local nonprofit organizations. We facilitate donations and volunteer opportunities between our members and the nonprofits. Upon lease signing or renewal, members assign a select the organization to receive a monetary donation to one of these partners, creating steady and significant financial support. 2018 donations from member lease signing selections totaled $10,000, while additional contributions and sponsorships included hosting sponsored cocktails for 2018 partner KidSmart, contributing to Operation Spark training programs, and coordinating volunteer sessions at NOLA on Tap for LASPCA.
Read on for more information on The Shop’s 2019 MyCommunity partners and visit the organization websites to learn about ways to support.
Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected youth living in foster care to help them reach safe, permanent homes.
Electric Girls believes that every girl deserves the opportunity to develop and strengthen skills in science, technology, engineering, and math. The organization creates learning spaces where girls learn with and from each other by engaging through STEM.
Son of a Saint enhances the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences and formation of positive, lasting peer-to-peer relationships. Son of a Saint equips boys with the tools they need to become productive men and provides a secure and consistent environment for them.