Even as our world becomes more and more global and connected, so too do we connect to our closest communities and people. 

This year, each of our North America offices chose a nonprofit (or more than one) to give to that is near and dear to that office and community. 

Below are the organizations that our offices elected to support this holiday season, and when you see the impact they make, you’ll also see why we support them. 

In addition to these gifts, through our Project Pledge program, employees of Project agencies were also able to have individual employee gifts matched. Since its inception in 2016, Project Pledge is another way that we make a difference and amplify our impact. 

We’d love to hear from you – which organizations are near and dear to you? We’d love to consider them for a future giving back effort! 

Citymeals on Wheels (New York, NY) Citymeals on Wheels provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to our homebound elderly neighbors. They deliver to all 5 boroughs in New York City, and have been serving homebound elderly New Yorkers since 1981. They’ve delivered 65 million meals over the years, but they also provide support through special elder care initiatives.

Compass Family Services (San Francisco, CA) Compass Family Services leads the way in helping San Francisco families facing homelessness secure stable housing and attain economic self-sufficiency and family well-being. They’ve been service innovators for more than 100 years, and more than 90% of the families who complete their housing programs achieve lasting success.

Creative Action (Austin, TX) Creative Action helps young people develop skills for long-term academic, personal and career success through high-quality, socially and culturally-relevant arts education programs led by professional Teaching Artists. Their programs are designed to help young people develop holistically—blending arts education and youth development. They also create dynamic and engaging learning experiences that allow youth to develop measurable creative expression, a commitment to social justice, 21st century skills, and social and emotional skills.

Greater Boston Food Bank (Boston, MA) GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, they distributed 117 million pounds of nutritious food to people who struggle to have enough to eat. They’re committed to increasing food distribution to provide three meals a day to every person in need in Eastern Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and healthy communities.

Judson Center (Detroit, MI) Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families throughout southeast Michigan. Since opening their doors in 1924, the agency has evolved into a comprehensive, multi-faceted, community based human service center — one that has been nationally recognized for fostering independence through innovative programs, and for empowering children of all ages and their families to live the best lives possible. They change fates and restore childhoods for children who have been abused and neglected, and others who are challenged by developmental disabilities, severe emotional impairments and autism spectrum disorder.

Lighthouse (Detroit, MI) Lighthouse aims to be a Beacon of Hope to our neighbors who need us the most. Families turn to us seeking support for the most basic of needs such as food or shelter. Many of these people are seeking help for the first time. Through their emergency shelter, food distribution, housing assistance, supportive services and follow up care, Lighthouse endeavors to build equitable communities that alleviate poverty in partnership with and in service to individuals, families and organizations.

Los Angeles Food Bank (Los Angeles, CA) Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 1.7 billion pounds of food. The Food Bank collects food from hundreds of resources.  With the help of 30,000 volunteers annually and an agency network of more than 700 partner agencies, they serve more than 900,000 people on a monthly basis.

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital (Smyrna and Franklin, TN) With more than 500 physicians trained in 30 pediatric and surgical specialties, the hospital is equipped to handle any issue a child may face—from the simple to the complex. They offer comprehensive services for everything from cancer, transplant, trauma, and sickle cell disease, to developmental disorders, ENT, general surgery and others. Featuring Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders, Children’s Hospital is also home to the highest level NICU in the state and serves as Nashville’s Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center.

Happy Holidays from all of us at GPJ!