Our Community Support
At ImageFIRST, community is at the heart of our purpose.
We strive to positively impact our communities; that's why we support charities all around the country to contribute and bring lasting change for those in need. Every year, we donate time and money to worthy charities selected by our associates, including groups like local chapters of Ronald McDonald Houses, local chapters of Back on My Feet, Habitat for Humanity, Impact 4 Good, local Boys and Girls Clubs, United Way, March of Dimes, to name a few.
We are dedicated to supporting our communities by giving back. Annually:
We participate in community giving events throughout the year:
Quarterly Local Community Events
Each ImageFIRST location commits to at least one community event every quarter.
Annual Community Giving Day Event
Community Giving Day is an annual event designed to mobilize the different offices on one specific day and give ImageFIRST associates the opportunity to help bring to life this part of our purpose in unity. In 2015, we celebrated our first Community Giving Day, themed "Give Where You Live!" Locations across the U.S. took a day to give back to the communities in which they live.
Some of the charities or organizations that associates volunteered for included: the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Veterans Empowerement Organization, Philabundance, Feed My Starving Children, and much more.
Over the years, we've developed deep relationships with specific groups, including:
Cristo Rey High School
Since 2014, our corporate office has partnered with Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, employing students from September through May every year.
Cristo Rey Philadelphia is a top quality, independent Catholic high school for students of all faiths. They serve students in grades 9-12 who could not otherwise afford a private education. They have a unique model: every Cristo Rey student works five days per month at a leading local area business through the Work-Study Program. The wages they earn at their job fund a substantial portion of the cost of their education. 100% of their graduates have been admitted to a four year college! Find out more at cristoreyphiladelphia.org.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since 2019, ImageFIRST associate donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through payroll contributions. The company then matches dollar for dollar. In 2019, ImageFIRST and associates donated over $200,000 in payroll contributions and company match
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Their purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children. And families never receive a bill from St. Jude. They pay for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
By sharing their knowledge freely and exchanging ideas openly, they’re inspiring more collaboration between doctors and researchers worldwide, and, as a result, providing more lifesaving treatments for children everywhere. Find out more at www.stjude.org.
Since 2018, ImageFIRST has partnered with Operation Gratitude through hands-on volunteerism by assembling care packages, donating care packages items and creating paracord survival bracelets to support our Nation’s Military and First Responder Heroes.
Operation Gratitude is the largest nonprofit in the country for hands-on volunteerism in support of Military, Veterans, and First Responders. Since 2003, the organization has delivered 2.5 Million Care Packages and has provided opportunities for countless Americans to forge strong bonds with their Military and First Responder heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide. In 2019 alone, more than 1 Million volunteers will participate in 10,000 Operation Gratitude Service Projects Nationwide. Find out more at www.operationgratitude.com.
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. Their focus is to fund research to find less toxic, more targeted therapies by partnering with leading hospitals nationwide.
The NPCF funds research through the Sunshine Project, the Foundation’s collaborative research initiative. By partnering with doctors and researchers from the country’s top institutions, the Sunshine Project is fast‐tracking the development of new drugs and therapies that will ultimately lead to the cure of childhood cancers. For more information, visit www.NationalPCF.org.