Taking Ownership of Our Community
As employee-owners we are not only committed to the success of our Company, but also the communities where we live. The ESP International Charitable Foundation (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization) was founded because the list of problems facing our world isn’t getting any shorter, but we practice on the principle that every little bit helps.
This is why, each year, ESP employees vote for the charity they would like to see the Foundation sponsor. Throughout the year we host fundraisers and donate a majority of the proceeds to that charity; the remaining funds are used to support other local non-profits.
ESP International is honored to have Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity as the 2021 charity of the year.
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity (CVHFH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to building and rehabilitating simple, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with families in need in Linn and Benton counties. Partner families make a down payment, invest hundreds of hours of sweat equity into the construction of their homes and other Habitat homes, and make monthly mortgage payments on a zero-interest loan. Since 1988, Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity has built or rehabilitated more than 260 homes. Cedar Valley Habitat serves up to 20 families each year through a combination of new construction and home rehabilitation and exterior painting/repair projects.
Habitat for Humanity has shown that building homes do more than putting a roof over someone’s head. When families have a stable, affordable home, they can:
– Provide stability for their children
– Gain improved health, physical safety, and security
– Increase educational and job prospects
– Be engaged in their communities
Housing is important to the quality of life, health, and economic prosperity of the entire community.To donate or participate in fund-raiser events visit espcharity.org
“The March of Dimes was honored to be the 2014 ESP Charitable Foundation of the year. It was a great pleasure working with the Foundation board and the ESP employees throughout their campaign to raise awareness of our mission and necessary funds. ESP International is a true community leader.”
Lindsey Gruber, Hawkeye Division Director
March of Dimes
“Camp Courageous had the good fortune to be chosen by the employees of ESP International to be their primary charity for a year. ESP had supported camp before and after this special year. It was exceptional financial support, but it was so much more than that. It was volunteering at camp and camp events, providing the camp needed supplies, and a very heartwarming part of their support was when they took a camper’s family, that was really struggling, under their wings to provide food, toys, and so much more to make their Christmas Holiday the ‘best ever’. I, along with the Camp Courageous Board and staff were very impressed with the dedication and passion ESP staff had to help others…it was incredible. I was also impressed with their dedication and how proud they were to work for ESP. What a wonderful company to be a part of…both in their pride to produce exceptional products…and also their desire to give back.”
Charlie Becker, Director