St. Pete Corporate Social Responsibility – 511 Sponsorship

511 is a national weather and traffic information hotline. St. Pete Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), of which Madico is a member, is now a sponsor of the 511 Program in Florida. Our sponsorship provides Road Ranger service, which offers response services and limited no-cost highway assistance to motorists to improve highway safety for emergency responders and the public.

 

In August 2018, a 511 sign with the Madico logo was installed on I-275 on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, for northbound traffic visibility.

   

Daystar Life Center – Clothing Drive for the Poor and Homeless

Daystar Life Center, a non-profit whose clients live below the poverty level, are the working poor, or unemployed. The Center helps alleviate hunger, homelessness, and hopelessness to people who are food-insecure, struggling to stay in their homes, in transitional housing, or homeless.

 

In 2018, our employees conducted a clothing drive and in total donated 300 pairs of socks, 134 pairs of underwear, and 75 pairs of jeans/shorts.

   

Cedar Lake – Landscaping for a Non-Profit

In 2018, the VDI CSR Team assisted Kentucky’s largest, private non-profit organization, Cedar Lake, which serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. VDI landscaped two homes in Louisville that are maintained by the organization.

 

“VDI was an awesome group to work with. I hope we can do more with them in the future.” —Jason Hall, maintenance lead at Cedar Lake.

   

Birthday in a Box – Party Supplies for Homeless Children

Birthday in a Box (BIAB) was created in 2002 to serve homeless children in domestic violence shelters, scattered sites, motels, and other locations. The program allows birthday wishes to reach homeless children in almost any living situation and provide them a joyful birthday experience, by delivering party supplies packaged inside a brightly wrapped box to families so they are able to celebrate their child’s special day.

 

Our Woburn, Massachusetts, location came together for a second time to support Birthday in a Box (BIAB), which sets a goal of delivering 200 Birthday Wishes a month.

   

Tampa Bay Watch – Coastal Cleanup

Tampa Bay Watch participated in the Great American Cleanup by conducting a coastal cleanup in various areas of Pinellas County, Florida. The organization sees the cleanup as an important way to help eliminate human-generated trash and marine debris that floats onto Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico shorelines.

 

Three Madico employees participated in the cleanup at Cunningham Key: Sharon Bolling, Adele Rynerson, and Jobi Gagnon. Cunningham Key collected 445 pounds of trash, while the five sites in our area combined collected over one ton of trash!

   

Red Nose Day – End Child Poverty

Red Nose Day is a mission to end child poverty – one nose at a time – with all money raised supporting programs that ensure children in need are safe, healthy, and educated. Half of the contributions are spent in the United States on projects close to home such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, the Vaccine Alliance, and Save the Children.

 

All Madico locations, including VDI, put “Noses On” to help end child poverty.