Corporate Social Responsibility
Envision Consultants, Ltd. (Envision) and its employees are taking on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to operate in ways that will improve both local and global communities by actively participating in fundraising events, charity donations and sponsorships to help charities grow and thrive for years to come. In 2019, Envision selected March of Dimes, 4ocean, Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue, Alex’s Lemonade Stand and JDRF as their CSR choices. Envision continues to place increasing importance on their CSR selections, will continue to help those who are in dire need of donations and strive to create a positive impact on society, the economy and the environment. In 2020, Envision selected the Covenant House, American Heart Association & Go Red for Women, Short Noses Only Rescue Team and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
April 2020 – Envision proudly supports the Covenant House.
The Covenant House provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness. They help young people transform their lives and put them on a path to independence. For more than four decades, Covenant House has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people. They offer housing and support services to young people in need – currently reaching 74,000 youth every year.
Mission and principles: Our work is guided by a mission to serve youth with absolute respect and unconditional love… to help kids who are suffering… and to protect and safeguard all children in need. In support of our mission, Covenant House is guided by five principles.
What we believe: Our five guiding principles
American Heart Association & Go Red For Women
June 2020 – Envision proudly supports the American Heart Association.
The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization in the United States that funds cardiovascular medical research, educates consumers on healthy living and fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally and is a national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.
Short Noses Only Rescue Team
August 2020 – Envision proudly supports the Short Noses Only Rescue Team.
Short Noses Only Rescue Team (SNORT) is an all-volunteer registered 501(c)3 non-profit rescue based in the Northeast. Its purpose is to rescue brachycephalic dogs (mostly French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, English Bulldogs and Pugs) from shelters and owners who can no longer keep them, and place them into loving homes. We believe all dogs should be given a chance and fair evaluation. Man’s best friend sometimes does not communicate in ways which we would like, and we pride ourselves for taking the time to understand their needs. Through education, training and matching dogs to the right homes, we hope to reduce the number of brachycephalic dogs that are euthanized unnecessarily.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
October 2020 – Envision proudly supports the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Leader in the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
March of Dimes
March 2019 & March 2020 – Envision proudly supported the March of Dimes Transportation, Building and Construction Awards Luncheon (TB&C) as a Diamond Sponsor in 2019 and a Silver Sponsor in 2020.
March of Dimes ultimately leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies and believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one and the March of Dimes is fighting to change that. For 80 years, the March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. Today the March of Dimes is building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics. March of Dimes supports moms throughout their pregnancy, even when everything does not go according to plan. What began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal struggle with polio, led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, better known as March of Dimes. The March of Dimes pioneered the vaccine research leading to the eradication of polio in the U.S., and then shifted focus to address some of the biggest health threats to moms and babies with innovations like folic acid, newborn screening and surfactant therapy.
Envision was proud to support the March of Dime’s efforts this year by sponsoring the TB&C Awards Luncheon at the Diamond level and by actively participating in the “Fund the Mission” during the TB&C Awards Luncheon fundraiser. The TB&C Awards Luncheon brings together executives, businesses and the local community to recognize those individuals and projects in the fields of transportation, building and construction that have an impact on the city of Philadelphia and the South Jersey area. The luncheon brought over 220 companies and 1,100 individuals together for networking and raising important funds of more than $600,000 for the March of Dimes. If you are interested in supporting the March of Dimes, please visit www.marchofdimes.org, or you can visit their donation page here.
June 2019 – Envision partnered with 4ocean to support the removal of harmful plastic waste from our Oceans.
4ocean is a US for-profit company that sells unique bracelets made from recycled materials, as well as apparel and water bottles. The company uses a portion of the profits to remove one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines for each bracelet sold. Since 2017, 4ocean’s bracelet and other product sales have funded the removal of nearly 5 million pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines.
4ocean currently operates out of multiple countries and employs over 150 people worldwide.
The 4 O.C.E.A.N Pillars – With these pillars as its foundation, 4ocean pledges to clean the ocean and coastlines one pound at a time.
Optimizing Technology – 4ocean utilizes the latest technology to prevent, intercept, and remove trash from the ocean and coastlines.
Creating Jobs – 4ocean’s full-time captains and crews are cleaning the ocean and coastlines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Education & Awareness – 4ocean strives to educate individuals, corporations, and governments on the impact that plastic has on the ocean. It hosts cleanups all over the world, both above and below the water, to raise awareness and change behavior.
New Global Economies – By giving ocean plastic a value, 4ocean is creating a new economy for the removal of trash.
Envision is proud to support 4ocean’s efforts by offering bracelets to employees for purchase, as well as rewarding top achievers and loyal staff members. If you are interested in supporting 4ocean by purchasing a bracelet, please visit www.4ocean.com.
Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue
August 2019 – Envision is partnering with Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue to support animals in need of food, donations and foster homes, ensuring that each animal finds the care and safe living environment it needs to thrive.
Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue is a no-kill rescue based in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Rescue Dogs Rock specializes in rescuing and finding loving, responsible forever-families for homeless companion animals, focusing primarily on dogs and puppies of all ages and breeds.
Centered in the greater Philadelphia area, Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue has more than 10 years of experience of animal rescue experience, serving the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.
Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue shares a love and passion for animals, and is dedicated to raising public awareness of animal welfare issues. Through animal rescue and placement, animal advocacy, and public education on animal welfare issues, the organization strives to make a positive change in the lives of animals.
Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue focuses primarily on rescuing unwanted companion animals and, specifically, on rescuing dogs and puppies of all ages and breeds. Many of the animals who are rescued come from crowded animal shelters, abusive or neglectful situations, and private surrenders. In order to ensure that animals are adopted by loving and responsible forever-families, Rescue Dogs Rock requires that individuals and families interested in adopting complete an adoption process.
Envision is proud to support Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue’s efforts by offering donations and by purchasing t-shirts. If you are also interested in supporting Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue, please consider making a donation or finding out more about its fostering program. For more information, visit www.rdranimalrescue.org.
Follow Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue on Social Media: @rescuedogsrock | #rescuedogsrock
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)
September 2019 – Envision is partnering with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support changing the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.
ALSF shares the vision of its founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott — a cure for all children with cancer.
ALSF started with one lemonade stand, hosted by founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott in her front yard that $2,000. Alex was just 4 years old, and was battling neuroblastoma at the time, and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children battling cancer. Since that first stand, ALSF has funded nearly 1,000 cutting-edge research projects at 135 institutions in the U.S. and Canada. ALSF also has supported families through much-needed programs including “Travel For Care,” which helps make cutting-edge treatments accessible to children.
Every day, 700 children worldwide are diagnosed with childhood cancer. Yet, childhood cancer research receives only 4-percent of the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget. It is up to all of us to fund research and find cures, so that someday these children are cured.
Envision is proud to support ALSF by creating a fundraising page, holding a designated “Lemonade Day” in our offices, and by registering for The Million Mile 2019 (September 1-30, 2019) to run, walk, and bicycle this September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every mile logged generates funding for research and potential cures for children with cancer. If you are also interested in supporting ALSF, please consider making a donation to Envision’s fundraising page or by participating in ALSF’s many different programs by visiting www.alexslemonade.org.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF)
October 2019 – Envision is partnering with JDRF to help fight against type 1 diabetes by donating and raising money to help improve the lives of those diagnosed with Type One Diabetes(T1D) and to fund innovative research aimed to cure T1D.
JDRF is the world’s largest non-profit funder of T1D research. JDRF’s research has two core objectives: curing T1D by helping the body’s inability to control glucose, reversing insulin dependence and prevent the progression of the disease in those at risk or recently diagnosed; and improving lives by treating people living with T1D with new drugs, therapies and devices that make it easier to stay healthy until a cure is developed.
JDRF offers T1D support for newly diagnosed children, teens and adults worldwide by offering care kits and tool kits, support groups, and one-on-one support. JDRF’s website also provides guidance for people living with T1D, how to chose beneficial insurance plans, how to maintain a healthy diet, how to manage T1D during school, how to have a safe and healthy pregnancy with T1D, and how to successfully prepare for a T1D emergency.
Envision is proud to support JDRF’s efforts through donations and by taking part in fundraising activities. If you are also interested in making a donation or finding out more about JDRF’s fundraising programs, visit www.jdrf.org.