At PRMI, we believe giving back reflects who we are as a company. It helps to fulfill a responsibility we have to our communities across the globe. We partner with charitable organizations that allow us to make a positive impact and empower children, families and communities worldwide.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
The PRMI Giving Network volunteered at Utah Community Action’s South Salt Lake Head Start Preschool over two days. The Head Start program helps children of families facing adversity prepare for school. Corporate volunteers helped prepare 5,000 meals for kids across the Salt Lake Valley and spent time playing with students. In addition, PRMI gifted each class with new items that promote learning.
Sixteen million children across the U.S. come from families struggling with extreme poverty. Recent studies show when kids have school supplies of their own, their grades and classroom behavior improve, their self-esteem strengthens, and their attitudes towards school and learning improve. During the eight-week PRMI Backpack Challenge, PRMI team members across the country raised over $89,000 for the Kids In Need Foundation to provide more than 3,500 backpacks full of school supplies to students attending Title I schools in the U.S.
During the eight-week PRMI Backpack Challenge, the Scottsdale Branch raised more than $5,000 for the Kids In Need Foundation. Branch members delivered 202 backpacks and 180 class supply packs to students Yavapai Elementary in Scottsdale.
Team members in Hawaii raised more than $14,000 for the Kids In Need Foundation during the PRMI Backpack Challenge. Their generous donations provided 500 backpacks to Kalihi Waena Elementary and more than 60 backpacks to Makaha Elementary during the PRMI Week of Giving.
Following the PRMI Backpack Challenge, the Mid-Atlantic Division donated 589 backpacks full of new school supplies to Padonia International Elementary during PRMI’s Week of Giving. The division raised more than $14,900 for the Kids In Need Foundation during the eight-week fundraising campaign.
695 students at Cornerstone Elementary now have the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom because of the $17,400 donation made by the Great Lakes Division. Along with their donation to the Kids In Need Foundation, the division gave each teacher a gift to express their gratitude.
During the eight-week Backpack Challenge, PRMI’s corporate office raised more than $21,000 for the Kids In Need Foundation. Team members delivered more than 840 backpacks for Jackson Elementary and Rose Park Elementary in Salt Lake City. The donations provided backpacks for each student at both schools.
Reports show more than 2,800 people are identified as homeless in the state of Utah. With the holiday season in full swing, employees from PRMI’s corporate office volunteered at the Volunteers of America, Utah Youth Resource Center. They prepared and served breakfast for homeless teens for two mornings.
PRMI corporate team members donated more than 200 volunteer hours to help build homes for Utah families. The “Field of Dreams-Eco Community” project is the first of its kind for the Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity. These homes are 1,500-square-feet and extremely energy efficient with only $1.50 per day in energy costs.
Leading up to Read Across America day, PRMI held a week-long book drive and collected approximately 400 books. For the nationwide reading celebration, volunteers read books with students at James R. Russell (JRR), a local preschool for low-income families. PRMI donated the books and puppets for every classroom, provided each child a bag with a book to take home, and gave a gift to each teacher.
Elementary schools in remote areas of Costa Rica often lack the resources needed to help their students succeed. A group of PRMI employees visited a school in Ortega to donate supplies for learning and helped repair the facility.
A group of PRMI team members and their families volunteered at an SOS Children’s Village, which cares for orphaned and abandoned children in unsafe situations in Jamaica. Together they planted fruit trees, painted homes and gave the playground area a makeover. PRMI also provided an early Christmas surprise to the children and their caretakers.