22 December 2020
Los Angeles, CA
2020 has been a year of change and growth for Beyond Limits as we navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and came together to find ways to adapt to the new world around us. With so many in our community impacted by current events, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team worked harder than ever to enact positive change with programs that had meaningful impacts on relevant causes.
We are honored to recognize our employees and the wonderful organizations we’ve partnered with to support initiatives ranging from philanthropic causes and community support to environmental responsibility.
People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) is an organization working to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities throughout California by building affordable housing and providing support services. PATH Los Angeles was founded to provide a variety of services including employment, outreach, homelessness prevention, housing navigation, interim housing, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing. An outlet to connect with PATH can be found here.
“Earlier during the year, we partnered with PATH for the second time and assembled 90 care kits,” said CSR member Tim Guerrero, Beyond Limits Senior Accountant. “These care kits – which included travel-sized hygiene items and non-perishable snacks – enable PATH to build relationships with our neighbors experiencing homelessness, which may help lead them to find affordable housing and/or land a job opportunity. With record highs of homelessness in our Greater LA community, it was really incredible to see our Beyond Limits team support this PATH initiative. It takes one act of kindness and generosity to make a lasting and positive impact on someone’s life, and we accomplished that together.”
Another important initiative involved Adventist Health Glendale, an integral part of the community where Beyond Limits is headquartered. Glendale is also the city many of our employees call home. To say the least, Adventist Health’s frontline workers have worked tirelessly this year to provide essential care for the community. We recently had the opportunity to partner with Tavern on Brand, a favorite local restaurant of our employees, to show our support during stay-at-home measures and provide meals to our local Adventist Health frontline workers.
“Our CSR team knew it was more important than ever to give back to the community that always provides us with so much,” said CSR member Evan Jennings, Beyond Limits HR Business Partner. “We were so excited to plan an event that allowed us to not only give thanks to our local health care first responders but also support one of our favorite local restaurants.”
The CSR team also made moves this holiday season to work with Hillsides, a premier provider dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming Pasadena, Glendale, and Burbank communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. This year Beyond Limits took part in the Hillsides adopt-a-family program which was established to provide a brighter holiday and bring cheer during the season to families experiencing financial hardships. An outlet to connect with Hillsides can be found here.
“The holidays can be a difficult time for many families, let alone during this pandemic,” said CSR member Stephanie Datu, Beyond Limits Technical Project Manager. “We have all been so fortunate to be safe at home and healthy this year, which is why it was important to give back to our neighbors who haven’t been as lucky. This year, with the support of company leadership and employee volunteers, we were able to give at least two families everything on their holiday wish lists! It’s been so uplifting to work with the CSR Committee and make a difference in our community!”
As we move into 2021, Beyond Limits’ CSR Committee looks forward to continuing to uphold its mission to promote awareness and accountability of philanthropic and environmental responsibility within the company, community, and beyond.