The Executive Team and associates at Perfection feel strongly about giving back to the community. In 2011, Perfection started the Perfection Foundation, in order to make the most of our charitable giving. The Perfection Foundation is funded mostly by employees through different fundraising opportunities such as Jeans Day, March Madness Pools, general donations around the holidays, etc.
Below are just some of the more recent ways our company has given back:
To celebrate their 65th year in business, Perfection took their environmental stewardship initiative to a new level and decided to focus 2016 on giving back to the community by raising funds and piloting a brand new Caregiver Program for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Over the course of several months, the Perfection team hosted many events and fundraisers to support the Alzheimer’s Association and our project. Our associates gathered donations and raised money to fund the assembly of 2,000 gift bags for Alzheimer’s Caregivers, a brand new program the Alzheimer’s Association wanted to kickoff. The Alzheimer’s Association of Cincinnati wanted to find new ways of reaching out and supporting current Caregivers in the regional area, and our project was the perfect fit to help them pilot this new program. On November 6th, 2016, the morning after Perfection’s 65th Anniversary Associate Banquet, associates from every Perfection office gathered at Axis Bowling Alley in Newport, KY to put together the Caregiver bags. They were assembled with various comfort items, hand packed and tied with a personalized note by the Perfection team. The gift bags were then hand delivered by social workers through the Association to current Caregivers in the area. The remaining funds not used to assemble the gift bags were then presented to the Alzheimer’s Association National to help fund research for a cure — $25,202.87. The project in total brought in over $32,000 in support, and united our company under a common cause.
2016, Our company hosted a 10 hour-long blood drive at our Sharonville office location that resulted in close to 60 pints of blood being donated by associates, friends, family, vendors and customers.
2011 – 2012, Perfection hosted a Blood Drive at the Cincinnati office location. We located blood collection centers near our outlying offices and encouraged our associates to donate during this same week. Perfection’s goal was to collect 60 pints of blood company-wide which is over twice the Hoxworth average for a company the same size as Perfection. Company-wide, Perfection collected 75 pints of blood both years!
Kids Against Hunger
The largest community service project that Perfection participated in was the Kids Against Hunger (KAH) pack on June 26, 2011. There were months of preparation that went into this project. Perfection associates formed a committee to help make this event a success. This project had two important pieces to it: Raising the money for KAH to purchase the supplies for the pack and supplying volunteers on the day of the pack to assemble to food packages. Perfection’s goal was to raise $15,000 and have 150 associates, business partners, families and friends pack at least 60,000 meals for children in Haiti. Perfection associates worked diligently to make this goal a reality and through personal donations, vendor, business partner donations and more, Perfection was able to raise over $26,000, far exceeding their original goal. Not only that, Perfection had 175 volunteers attend the service event and together we packed almost 100,000 meals in only 2 hours!! According to KAH, Perfection associates and friends provided one full year’s nutrition EACH for 265 children!
Push for Pencils
2011-2015, Perfection participated in the Push for Pencils project which provides school supplies for children in need. There were bins placed in the Cincinnati office and at the time of pick-up, the bins were completely filled with over 200 various school supply items donated by perfection associates.
Toys for Tots
2005-2013 Perfection participated in the Toys for Tots drive donating new toys for children in need. Year after year, the bins were filled to the top by Perfection’s generous associates and the service event was a huge success!
2011-2013 Perfection “adopted” a local Sharonville family for the holidays. Perfection was provided with a Christmas Wish List for each member of the family and Perfection’s associates donated money and items from the list to help make the family’s holiday a little brighter.
Other Charitable Events
In the last few years, Perfection associates have donated their money and time to many other important causes: Habitat for Humanity, Run for Ronald benefiting the Ronald McDonald House, United Way, IREM Golf Outing benefiting the Indiana Dyslexia Center, Relay for Life and Light the Night for LLS. We have also sent volunteers the last two years to the St. Joseph Home of Cincinnati to help with their annual walk and hosted a company-wide coat drive.
Several members of Perfection’s Executive Board volunteer their time as board members to the following organizations: Spirit of Construction Foundation, Leadership Kentucky Board, St. Joseph Home of Cincinnati, Ohio Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce.