CompManagement along with our parent company Sedgwick believes in giving back to the communities in which we work and live, and we encourage our colleagues to share in this spirit. On national and local levels, our company – supported by our colleagues’ generous time and efforts – strives to make an impact.
Funded by the company, each Sedgwick/CompManagement office has a colleague activities committee charged with developing programs that engage colleagues, foster team-building, and generate goodwill. The activities committee creates valuable leadership opportunities, brings our teams closer together and allows us to positively impact our communities – all while benefiting local charities.
Our goal as a company is to always go above and beyond as well as to do the right thing. No matter if it is a fellow colleague or anonymous individual, if someone is in need, our colleagues and organization are there to assist to help make things easier whether it’s through monetary donation or lending a hand.
Through our colleagues volunteering their time and as well as their generous giving, we are proud to not only contribute to our partners’ goals and charitable initiatives but also other charitable organizations that benefit numerous people around the globe.
As we look back over the past year (2016), several initiatives deserve to be spotlighted:
Supporting Those In Need
For the last seventeen years, the CompManagement Partner Companies have consistently and generously supported the Mid-Ohio Food Bank to help local residents struggling with hunger. The Food Bank’s needs continue to grow, and, as in the past, our colleagues stepped up to help their fellow Ohioans. For our 2016 Operation Feed campaign, we were pleased to be able to donate over $7,700 which equates to almost 31,200 food items. We also donated nearly 340 pounds of food items.
Founded in 1907, Charity Newsies mission is to not let a child be kept out of school for lack of adequate clothing. Lack of proper clothes is a top reason children miss school. Wearing new clothes that fit properly helps a child’s self-esteem and higher self-esteem improves a child’s chance of succeeding at school. In 2016, our colleagues raised over $3,000 for Charity Newsies which equates to completely outfitting 20 children with brand new clothing, including outerwear, undergarments, shirts, pants and shoes.
Colleagues worked to support Common Grounds in January collecting over 220 items that included hats, gloves, scarves and winter coats for adults and children. Common Grounds provides free clothing and household items to those in need.
During the summer of 2016, our colleagues collected school supplies to support the Gladden Community House. As a United Way affiliated non-profit agency, Gladden offers a broad range of neighborhood-based social services to individuals, families and groups. Colleagues donated over 500 items that included glue, rulers, scissors, pencils, crayons, notebooks, lunch bags and many other items.
Colleagues donated items to fill all 100 ornaments for Home Instead Senior Care for their “Be a Santa for a Senior” program. Home Instead Senior Care assists seniors to live independently in their own homes. They provide assistance with trips to the doctor, reminders to take the right medication at the right time, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and errands. Colleagues also filled 150 Angel Tree ornaments for the Salvation Army to provide a Christmas gift to children who would not have received a gift otherwise.
In CompManagement’s work as an administrator of workers’ compensation claims, our goal is to ensure that injured workers receive the right care at the right time. In the emergency medicine setting, that care cannot be provided in a timely fashion without the ready availability of blood. For the past ten years, our office in Dublin has regularly held on-site blood drives to help the Central Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. In 2016, they collected 58 units of blood – potentially saving the lives of 174 central Ohioans.
Support of Wellness
In support of the American Heart Association's Heart Walk, our colleagues walked either one or three miles and with the assistance of other fundraising activities, donated over $400 to the Heart Walk for 2016.