BGEI/ReaLifeSim Team members are community advocates, leading by example to give back.
No matter where we are or what we do, we never lose sight that we can each make a positive impact on individuals and the community at large. We donate time and money to organizations with missions to support the infrastructure required for a healthy community.
Working with her friend and former Southern Maryland neighbor, Jackie, vice-president of communications for the Junior League of Wilmington, Shannon was put in touch with Pender Pediatric Therapy (speech and language pathology) in Burgaw, NC. The facility serves as a collection point for donations destined for Pender County. This area had children still out of school four weeks post-hurricane and had not benefited as much from the first round of recovery efforts.
UPDATE SP2018 They’ve ALL returned safely to the friends and families here in the USA.
HIGHLIGHT FA2017 We “adopted” a U.S. Army Soldier and her Unit during their middle east deployment that began Nov 2017. Many of our BGEI team have served or have family that served in the military. Sending a monthly package is a small thank you for the sacrifices that are made. We've been collecting donations from our team members and partnered with Grace Baptist Church School, SMiles Media, and NYRAD Innovative Engineering to care packages for the duration of their deployment.
When you're looking for a place to give back, we'd be pleased for you to consider these organizations as potential recipients for your generosity. Our special interests include:
Association of Junior League International - https://www.ajli.org
Fischer Houses - provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury - https://www.fisherhouse.org/
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - http://www.lls.org
Nourish NC fights back against child hunger - http://www.nourishnc.org
Recon & Sniper Foundation - provides veterans with emergency financial funding, professional development, and career mentoring - http://www.reconsniperfoundation.org
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America - http://www.sicklecelldisease.org
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - https://www.stjude.org/
Our BGEI Team is a member of the Pledge 1% campaign. Pledge 1% is a global movement that’s creating a new normal for companies of all sizes and stages to integrate giving back into their culture and values. Member companies pledge to give 1% of either their time, product, profit, or equity to whatever charity they choose.