As said best by one of Safe’s co-founders, Dale Lutz, “do good when you’re doing good.” These have been the guiding principles of Safe’s corporate giving philosophy and ecosystem since the inception of our organization in 1993. Over the last year, these words have never been more important to Safers.
Safe’s corporate giving philosophy saw an emphasis last year on supporting causes with one central theme: local families. We care about our surrounding community and how the pandemic has uniquely affected those around us, so we’ve taken action to provide our support to individuals and families in need.
As the company has grown, so has the diversity of charities that we’ve become aware of. While researching and learning what the biggest needs in our community were in 2020, we discovered just how many great initiatives and programs exist to help people facing a diverse set of challenges. From our findings, we identified two themes which we focused our charitable giving on last year: hunger and health.
We learned that more and more families in our community were going hungry due to job losses, a slowdown or halt in supportive programming, and many other challenges. Further, with the severity of the pandemic, we felt that health was an important theme to focus on in order to do our part in promoting health within our community.
Volunteers of the Surrey School District’s Breakfast Club.
Food donation boxes collected from Safe’s office kitchen pantries.
Together we hope we can inspire others to help make a difference, lead by example, and lend a helping hand to those who need it most.
Do you have an idea or recommendation for initiatives that Safe should support? Leave us a comment below and let us know how you or your organization has been making a difference in your community.
Amanda ChewAs the Channel Marketing Coordinator, Amanda works with our partners to keep everyone on the same track. She is a big fan of avocados and even has some mini-avo trees in her office! When she’s not in the office or eating avocados, you might find her kicking back and playing D&D with her friends.
Samantha NgSamantha is the HR Generalist at Safe Software who is passionate about building connections and emphasizing the “human” aspect of Human Resources. Over the course of her early career, she’s gained diverse experience working in post-secondary, professional services, and high-tech organizations to build her repertoire of skills in recruitment, payroll, employee relations, and more. Currently, she oversees the recruitment function at Safe where she helps to bridge people and their potential in the growing tech sector in Surrey, BC.