A Canvas for Good: SanMar’s Charitable Giving Provides Hope

It’s the holiday season so it is nice to put a feel-good article in this issue of Team Insight Extra.

As part of its “A Canvas for Good” initiative highlighting the company’s belief that “business is personal,” last month SanMar held a fundraiser for Virginia Mason Hospital’s Bailey-Boushay House in Seattle. True to their core value of “Making a Difference,” the company raised $130,000 through a two-week Charitable Giving event to help the organization.

From September 9–20, all eight of SanMar’s distribution centers around the country and the Eastpointe Headquarters in Issaquah, WA, participated in creative and sometimes delicious ways of giving. Each location provided unique opportunities for making donations, having fun and most importantly providing hope.

“This donation will surely make a difference in the lives of so many people in our community,” says SanMar president Jeremy Lott.

For the past 27 years, Bailey-Boushay House has supported patients living with HIV/AIDS by providing resources to improve their personal wellbeing and overall living situations. The money raised will help with treatment assistance, finding housing solutions for those who are homeless, outpatient medical services and supplies such as food and clothing. The overall goal of the program offered at Bailey-Boushay House is to prevent the spread of the disease by providing the best multifaceted support possible to those who need it.

“Bailey-Boushay House is so thankful to SanMar and its employees,” says Brian Knowles, director of Bailey-Boushay House. “The gift is life-changing for our clients. This generosity will impact the health and safety of the most vulnerable individuals in our community.”