OCTOBER 2019 Impact Partner Spotlight
For many years, JM Family Enterprises, Inc./Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC has partnered with Women In Distress to help us in our mission. We asked Brent Burns, President and CEO, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. about their Impact Partnership.
Why does JM Family support and partner with Women In Distress (WID)?
JM Family’s corporate giving objective is to build stronger families in the communities where our associates live and work, and Women In Distress mission of ending domestic violence in Broward County continues to be a strong driver of that goal.
What initially enticed JM Family to sponsor Women In Distress?
JM Family began its relationship with Women In Distress as a result of our founder and his wife. In 1995 Jim and Jan Moran pledged a lead gift along with JM Family totaling $600,000 to build the Jim and Jan Moran Family Center in Fort Lauderdale.
How does WID help fulfill and strengthen JM Family’s charitable mission?
Domestic violence and abuse tears individuals and families apart. One of our main objectives is to strengthen families and assist in the community’s efforts to rebuild them where we can, which is a natural parallel to the goals of this hard-working and incredible organization. We regard Women In Distress as a pillar in our community and are honored to support their effort to end domestic violence through intervention, education and advocacy.
What is JM Family’s philosophy regarding community?
By sharing our time, talents and resources, we keep the spirit of our founder, Jim Moran, alive and cultivate something significant and lasting – stronger families and communities. We strive to be a leader in corporate citizenship, using our resources to support organizations in our various business locations.
Any other thoughts you would like to share about our partnership?
Outside of our annual contributions, JM Family associates help individuals Women In Distress serves with job readiness through resume building, interview guidance and reviewing workplace tips to prepare them for new employment. Additionally, associates – along with their friends and family – have completed various volunteer projects at the center, including facility refresh projects, professional attire collection and assisting with toy donations during the holiday season. JM Family has also had regular representation on the organization’s board of directors.
On behalf of the domestic violence survivors we serve, thank you to JM Family Enterprises, Inc./Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC for your long-lasting and generous partnership in our mission to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy.
For information on how to become an Impact Partner with Women In Distress please contact Jacqueline House, Associate Director of Development, at 954-760-9800 ext. 1237 or jhouse@WomenInDistress.org
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR IMPACT PARTNERS
The following Partners enhance the services we provide to the women, children, and men we serve. Their ideas, wisdom and philanthropic investments help us to continue reaching our goal of keeping families safe:
PARTNERSHIPS MAKE AN IMPACT
Each of us possesses a remarkable gift: the power to help. We exercise it by listening to one another, lending a hand, sharing resources and showing kindness.
Successful partnerships are fundamental to supporting the families we serve. Women In Distress of Broward County has created long-lasting partnerships with individuals, foundations, government and corporations in our community who have made the commitment to ensure we are able to provide vital support services to survivors of domestic violence and their families, free of charge – giving hope and a chance for a new start to families in crisis.
LEVELS OF SUPPORT
Partnerships are both formal and informal and fall into a variety of categories from individuals who give monetary donations or donate new or gently used items to our Thrift Store, to Impact Partners who support our mission with necessary grants and gifts that enable us to provide shelter, counseling and education to survivors of domestic violence.
IMPact PARTNER benefits
Impact Partner Recognition
- Name/Logo recognition in WID annual report as an Impact Partner (3,500 printed + online e-version)
- Logo on Impact Partner Page of WID website with link to your website (4,000 hits/month)
- Company profile in our e-newsletter (sent to 11,000+ supporters)
Opportunities for your employees to be engaged as partners
- Volunteer opportunities on our campus for individuals and/or groups of up to 25 employees at one time:
- Provide one-time, quarterly, or ongoing professional services to our families, such as mentoring, tutoring.
- Organize activities for families, for example, a family field day with games, water day with different water activities, pancake breakfast, etc.
- Involvement with our donation drives: Back to School Campaign to collect school supplies for the children of families who receive services at WID; collecting food for Thanksgiving meals or gifts & toys for the Winter Holidays, and/or coming together as a group at our facility to organize the donations.
- Option to receive a presentation on domestic violence at the workplace
For more information on how to become an Impact Partner with Women In Distress please contact Jacqueline House, Development Manager at 954-760-9800 ext. 1237 or jhouse@WomenInDistress.org