As such, a good work culture involves employee team members who band together with common goals—most of them specific to the business, but many of them going beyond the workday. A really good team of employees spends time together participating in events that promote good, in and outside the workplace.
After all, there are causes that affect everyone, and that everyone cares about. Take Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, for instance, which occurred this past September. The month of awareness is meant to unite “childhood cancer advocates across the country by highlighting individual stories…and facilitating awareness events and fundraisers at schools and businesses.”*
Tragically, 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer each year, according to the American Childhood Cancer Organization. And just as tragically, the family members who are affected are our friends, neighbors, and coworkers.
This is why we at Pioneer Plastics, and our dedicated employees, decided to get involved and lend our support. Throughout the month of September, we had 11 dress up days and posted a few pictures, raising awareness of the cause, and for every employee who participated, we donated $1. At the end of the month, we pooled all of the money raised, and donated it to the Thumbs Up For Lane Goodwin Foundation. Lane Goodwin (1999-2012) was from our community and this Thumbs Up movement brought global awareness to childhood cancers. This was our—and our team members’—way of showing we collectively care and support this family and the cause.
We’re proud of the caring, dedicated, hardworking members of the Pioneer Plastics family, and the work they do within our facilities and outside of them, and encourage everyone to take part in important causes, such as Childhood Cancer Awareness.