Jackrabbit can’t compete with some of Charlotte’s largest companies when it comes to the number of employees sent to community service events – but we can compete in the passion we bring.
Even when a company of only a dozen or two, Jackrabbit made community service a priority. Across the years, Jackrabbit’s footprint has grown and so has its giving spirit. The company has:
- Supported Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina with both hands and backs
- Collected items for Safe Alliance, an organization that provides shelter and other needs to the victims of domestic violence in the Mecklenburg County area
- Provided bicycles to Trips for Kids Charlotte
- Dropped off school supplies at the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry
- Donated warm clothes and hygiene and school supplies in addition to monetary donations to Grain of Wheat International
- Monetary donations to the American Red Cross.
- Volunteer teams participate in local events such as The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the American Heart Heart Association Heart Walk
- Established a community service partnership with the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte
The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte relationship is especially close to the hearts of all at Jackrabbit because the charity parallels Jackrabbit’s business in its focus on services that benefit children and their families.
Jackrabbit takes great pride in participating through donations and hands-on activities to benefit those in need. This starts with leadership that is instrumental in making community service important to company culture and being active in its events. Passion develops from the top as leaders illustrate commitment to community service and every employee wants (and doesn’t need to be required) to participate. Employees have fun when working together to help others. It’s rewarding. Each member of the Jackrabbit team realizes its good fortune and being thankful for that inspires each to accept the responsibility of giving back.
Jackrabbit demonstrates that it is passionate about helping in a group dynamic and wears volunteer t-shirts for each event. Being visible in the community service Jackrabbit does isn’t about recognition, but is about being an example for businesses that aren’t currently present in their community and in providing proof that a company doesn’t have to be a large company to make a significant impact.