Since opening our doors in 1995, the Jackson Spalding team has served the community together in honor of our clients during the holiday season each year. It all goes back to a JS mantra of “great work and good works.” Today, it has become a tradition we all look forward to, and a time of JS family bonding and making a difference (and the breather from billable hours isn’t so bad either!).
Over the past 17 years, Jackson Spalding has evolved from offering basic PR support to a full-service public relations and marketing firm. To mirror our persona, we decided we would take the “full-service” approach to our gift of community service. In honor of our clients, JS team members volunteered with not-for-profit organizations that span the farm-to-table journey in feeding the hungry.
As part of this meaningful journey, our teams in Atlanta, Athens and Dallas served the community by:
- Clearing trash and weeds to create three times more space for planting fruits and vegetables at a community garden with Atlanta Community Gardens
- Loading up more than 32,000 pounds of canned food for the Atlanta Community Food Bank to distribute to community partners
- Donating food items and assembling 85 meal packages, which contain enough food to feed a family for two weeks, at Area Churches Together Serving in Athens
- Packaging more than 1,200 healthy meals for the community with Project Open Hands
- Delivering more than 30 meals to those in need with Meals on Wheels
- Providing and serving Thanksgiving-style meals to more than 15 homeless families and their newborns at Genesis Shelter
- Serving 700 meals to the hungry at the Stewpot’s Second Chance Café in Dallas
Food brings people together. We JSers love community – both inside the walls of our offices and amongst our neighbors – so offering full-service support to our clients and our community is part of our nature. This year we’re extremely grateful for all of the JS team and the clients we serve.
We hoped you all are enjoying this season of giving. Are you doing something to give back? We’d love to know!