EMPLOYEE LITE FOUNDATION
Most companies have philanthropic programs. What sets ours
apart is that it is managed completely by employees who are
dedicated to making a difference in their communities.
Since its inception in 1999, the Employee LITE Foundation
(Lives Inspired Through Employees) has received employee
contributions, pledges and company-matched funds exceeding
one million dollars. One hundred percent of the money
raised goes directly into our communities in the form of
grants to local nonprofit organizations or assistance for
individuals or families - sponsored by employees - who are
experiencing personal hardships.
An employee-run allocation committee receives and reviews
applications to determine where dollars are to be spent
each year. Funds have provided everything from children's
playground equipment to emergency equipment for volunteer
fire departments to food pantry assistance.
But the Employee LITE Foundation goes beyond monetary
donations. Employees also donate their time. Volunteer
projects have ranged from assisting with activities such as
charity benefits, Santa's workshops, school backpack
collections, and youth events to helping with cleanup after
a house fire.