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 Waypoint as the 2020 charity of the year.
For over 120 years, Waypoint (formerly YWCA) has existed as a vital community resource for individuals in crisis. In the early days, women who migrated to the city for employment turned to Waypoint for support. Over the years, Waypoint’s services have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of area women, children, and families.
Today, Waypoint offers a variety of proactive services and resources for those experiencing homelessness, poverty, or domestic violence.
Each year, Waypoint serves over 7,500 individuals throughout seven Northeastern Iowa counties. Additionally, they provide over 500 children with high-quality child care daily. Dedicated to providing life-changing services to community members experiencing poverty, homelessness, or domestic violence, Waypoint exists as a vital area resource.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