CAP has a long history of supporting volunteerism and community outreach – 25 years to be exact. This year, CAP celebrated the 25th year of the President’s Award for Community Service, which assists local charities and recognizes our employees who volunteer their time and expertise to local nonprofits.
“This last year – the 25th year we’ve given this recognition – has been unique,” says CAWCD Board President Terry Goddard. “Quarantine restrictions challenged our ability to volunteer, but CAP employees persevered in upholding the organization’s value of service – caring for the needs of stakeholders, coworkers and our community.”
For the second year in a row, the President’s Awards were presented virtually. And while we missed out on the opportunity to celebrate employees’ volunteer contributions in person, we were able to redirect the funds that would have gone into the event into enhanced community donations.
This year’s recognized charities included the charities CAP, as an organization, supports throughout the year:
- Burrowing Owls
- CAST for Kids
- Desert Mission Food Bank
- Free Arts of Arizona
- Southwest Wildlife
- Vincent de Paul
- Zoo Walk for Autism
In addition, CAP donated to some of the individual charities our employees support:
- Andrea’s Closet
- Arizona Flames
- Be Kind People Project
- Boy Scouts Troop 316
- Choices Pregnancy Center of Greater Phoenix, Inc.
- Friends of the Surprise Library
- Herberger Theater
- Hopekids Arizona
- Hospice of the Valley
- Liberty Wildlife
- Phoenix Children’s Hospital
- Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary
- Surrendered Souls
- Vitalent (United Blood Services)
CAP salutes these charities for the work they do every day and the CAP employees who dedicate their spare time to contribute to their success, especially during these unprecedented times!