There’s no better way to enter a new week refreshed and renewed than by feeling great about the weekend that’s passed. To build on our philanthropic efforts, we support a variety of causes and charities, including the AREAA Education Foundation.

In June, the AREAA Education Foundation co-hosted a fundraising event with the Apl.de.Ap Foundation at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Benefiting the rebuilding efforts of the Philippines post-Super Typhoon Haiyan, a variety of organizations, including our team, supported the effort with donations for the silent auction. A fantastic turn-out for a worthy cause, the event included attendance from celebrities such as Apl.de.Ap, Taboo, and will.i.am of the Blackeyed Peas, and rapper Talib Kweli, and was created to provide direct assistance to victims as they struggle to survive and rebuild in the aftermath of the storm. Relief efforts are now focusing on shortages of clean water, food, shelter and access to basic sanitation, and clearing roads to reach remote areas.

peerless-av philanthropyContinual philanthropic efforts are both important to our company at the core, but also a great way to foster team spirit. Here’s some of our team’s favorite ways to Get It Right by giving back:

  • Race for the Cure: Through fundraising efforts and a large donation from NEC, we were fortunate enough to win a donation of approximately $30,000 which we were able to donate to the cause
  • Blood Drives
  • St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraising Events: This past year we donated an outdoor TV in support of childhood cancer research
  • Toys for Tots
  • Glass Slipper Project: We collected boxes full of gently used prom dresses, shoes, and jewelry to help anyone have the best prom night ever, regardless of their financial situation.
  • Loaves & Fishes: Our Marketing and Communications team enjoys regular team-building nights volunteering at a local food pantry, Loaves & Fishes
  • Bake Sales: Both a great way for employees to share fantastic family recipes and to raise funds for teams of company employees that are participating in various walks and races

At Peerless-AV, we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality AV products and giving back to our community. What events does your team support? Leave us a comment below to let us know how your team fosters team bonding by getting involved.