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Keeping the Unity in Community: ImageFIRST's 7th Annual Community Giving Day

By: ImageFIRST Community, Oct 7, 2021

At ImageFIRST, community is at the heart of Our Purpose. Every day, we strive to positively impact our communities as our Purpose highlights; that's why we choose to join together to support charities all around the country to bring lasting change for those in need.

On Community Giving Day held each year, ImageFIRST locations choose a nonprofit organization and our associates will volunteer their time and energy to benefit that community partner. Other community-oriented events also occur throughout the year, but the annual event has become a tradition that unites our nationwide locations.

The tradition of the annual ImageFIRST Community Giving Day began back in 2015 and our associates have looked forward to it every year since, including in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. On October 1st, 2021, numerous ImageFIRST locations visited a community partner to give back to our communities. This year marked the 7th year of this event, with this year's theme as "Keeping the Unity in Community."

In past years, the theme and t-shirt design was chosen by our Marketing Team and Associate Engagement Committee. This year, we held a t-shirt design contest open to all associates to get creative and design our company-wide shirts. Below is this year's t-shirt design, designed by Heather M. in our King of Prussia location. All participating associates wore these shirts while volunteering in their community.

Here are a few examples of our community partners for this year's Community Giving Day:

ImageFIRST LocationOrganization
Miami, FLMiami Rescue Mission
High Point, NCHabitat for Humanity
St. Louis, MOLift for Life Academy
Detroit, MIRosa Parks Children Program
Cedar Rapids, IAUnited Way of Eastern Iowa
Merrillville, INCampagna Academy
Ft Myers, FLOperation Gratitude
King of Prussia, PAThe Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia
Clifton, NJPower of One
Denver, COTogether We Rise
Los Angeles, CACity of Long Beach
Elmsford, NYFeeding Westchester
Trumbull, CTMake-A-Wish
Lakeland, FLLakeland Dream Center
Dallas, TXCity of Dallas Parks
Los Angeles, CALA County Food Bank
Miami, FLMiami Rescue Mission
Chicago, ILFeed My Starving Children
San Antonio, TXSan Antonio Food Bank
Tampa, FLRise Against Hunger
Lancaster, PASchreiber Center for Pediatric Development

To make this year even more special, prior to the official kickoff across our locations, we shared a special announcement regarding our partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

At ImageFIRST, we value the relationships we foster with our associates, our customers, and our communities. Through countless community-giving partnerships, we are always looking for ways to give back to the communities in which we serve. Learn more about our Community Giving initiatives here.

Photos from our 7th Annual Community Giving Day

North Carolina ImageFIRST groupNorth Carolina

St Louis, MO 

Gardena, CA

Lancaster, PA

Elmsford, NY

Cedar Rapids, IA

King of Prussia, PA - Corporate

Denver, CO 

Detroit, MI

Merrillville, IN

San Francisco, CA

Clifton, NJ (Metro)

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