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Giving Back to Our Community

January 3, 2019

2018 A Year in Review  

At First Source we make it part of our mission to give back. In 2018, we helped support our community by giving approximately $300,000, and countless volunteer hours, to help a number of local organizations and thousands of individuals.

Our charitable work does more than simply give a handout; it gives a hand up. In addition to helping many local businesses grow, it provides for basic human needs, a better future, and education. It helps people live smarter, healthier, more independent lives.

It is important to give where we can, get involved, and make a difference to those who need it most. Thank you for helping to support community causes along with us throughout the year. You have truly made an impact.

 Some 2018 highlights include:

  • Started Financial Friday events at the Utica Children’s Museum, and provided financial education for 6,300 students in 77 schools

  • Participated in #GivingTuesday providing an additional $7,000 in funding to local, employee choice charities

  • Matched employee funding to the United Way of Greater Utica, giving over $6,000 to support vital community needs

  • Raised funds for and awareness of The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program and the American Red Cross’s Sound the Alarm event fueling needed participation

  • Helped Kids Oneida provide Thanksgiving meals for 1,000 families and holiday needs for 10 families, including 30 children

  • Joined the NYS Mentoring program

  • Supported economic development in the greater Utica, Rome, Herkimer and surrounding areas

  • Fundraised and participated in multiple charitable walks

  • Supported our Veterans through Flags for Heroes

  • Worked with the Fibonacci Foundation to support STEAM learning for area youth

  • Supported multiple local humane societies

  • Purchased gym equipment for several local schools to help get and keep our kids healthy, in cooperation with the American Heart Association’s Get Moving campaign

  • Supported the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s educational outreach and prevention initiatives

  • Purchased iPads for the Tilton School at the House of the Good Shepherd, and donated blankets to children in need

  • Helped to finance and sponsor the Compassion Coalition’s new Bargain Grocery facility

  • Helped to send visually impaired children to a special ability summer camp

  • Supported many student and semi-professional athletic training programs

  • Aided in youth scholarship programs
     

Why We Ride: Our Donation

May 24, 2013

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of Members, Employees, Business Partners, Family Members and Friends who helped out in some way to make this year’s Ride for Missing Children a HUGE success! Through monetary donations, Team First Source raised over $12,000! With their Corporate donation, the team was able to … Continue reading "Why We Ride: Our Donation"

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This is why we Ride

May 10, 2013

The recent events that occurred in Cleveland remind us yet again of why we participate in the Ride for Missing Children. Not only do we raise funds and awareness about missing children nationwide, but events like this give the families of missing children hope that their child will come home someday. Learn more about the … Continue reading "This is why we Ride"

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Why We Ride: Tom Neumann

May 10, 2013

“I am riding for my 4th year and volunteering on the Steering Committee for my 3rd year. I come back every year because I believe in their mission. It’s an amazing group, and I’ve seen first-hand the impact our efforts have on the affected families, school children, and the Center. The most touching experience for … Continue reading "Why We Ride: Tom Neumann"

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Why We Ride: Liz Crane

May 2, 2013

Liz Crane is part of Team First Source and will be raising funds and riding in this year’s Ride For Missing Children. Here’s why Liz decides to ride: “I have been participating in the Ride for three years, and each time it is more meaningful. The first time I rode into a school, when I … Continue reading "Why We Ride: Liz Crane"

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