As part of the Saint-Gobain family of companies, we are guided by a clear mission and set of values. The first and most important value at SageGlass is people always come first. This is not only true for our employees and customers, but also demonstrated through our involvement in the local community. When looking for ways to give back, we focus on organizations that positively impact the people in need in our community.
Fostering Growth at a Women’s Shelter
Through funding from the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation, SageGlass has been able to invest in Ruth’s House since 2014, an organization that provides help and hope for women and children in crisis. Our relationship with the organization speaks directly to our company’s values of fostering diversity, inclusion and growth by supporting an organization that provides a safe environment for women and children who need change, growth and support. Residents at Ruth’s House want to transform their lives for the better and by supporting them, we help aid in this transformation.
Since its start nearly five years ago, the scope and scale of SageGlass’ relationship with Ruth’s House has continued to evolve to include everything from donating backpacks with school supplies to sponsoring a bus trip for all residents to travel to Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe. This event was especially unique for the residents since these families rarely have enough to eat. While Ruth’s House provides the day-to-day food and shelter, SageGlass wanted to help create a special time for families to play and have fun together.
This year, to continue to celebrate our commitment to Ruth’s House, SageGlass sponsored a catered Thanksgiving meal for all residents. The meal included an assortment of dishes like turkey breast, green bean casserole and mac-n-cheese. Not only was it delicious, but it provided the opportunity for these families to come together and express their gratitude!
They were thankful for our meal and support, but we are truly thankful for our relationship with Ruth’s House and all we have learned from these families.
As Chuck Hayes, Vice President of Administration and HR notes, “No one living in a shelter ever planned to be there. Just showing up in simple and practical ways is a huge encouragement to people. They are not forgotten. They are not unworthy. They are valuable even though they are walking through a significant life challenge.”
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