Global Volunteer Month: Highlighting the Contributions of Corporate Responsibility Partners

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April 29, 2024

The important work of creating an equitable society where all people can thrive cannot be achieved without the support of diverse community-based partnerships. Global Volunteer Month, celebrated in April, provides a great opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate partners that donate time, resources, and expertise to make a difference in our communities.

Social Current is grateful for its corporate social responsibility partners, which bolster our network’s impact by engaging teams of corporate volunteers and generously donating resources.


Social Current is grateful for our 16-year partnership with Aramark. Rooted in service and united by purpose, Aramark strives to do great things for its employees, partners, communities, and planet. Their global volunteer program, Aramark Building Community, engages the talents and passions of employees to develop solutions that address challenges caused by lack of access to healthy food and proper nutrition, financial insecurity, and inequitable environments. The program drives stronger communities, creates employee volunteer opportunities, and encourages employees to give back to their local communities.

The Aramark Building Community grant program and team of engaged volunteers have been an incredible support for Social Current partner Branches in Miami, especially over the holidays. Aramark volunteers cooked, packaged, and delivered meals over Thanksgiving, while also purchasing and wrapping gifts for college students during the holidays.

“We are continually grateful for the service-minded spirit of Aramark volunteers,” said Sarah Pattinson, associate director of development at Branches. “They come ready to serve the community and to tackle any project we present them with. They serve with joy and are always willing to go above and beyond for others.”

CSC ServiceWorks

Since 2021, Social Current has partnered with CSC ServiceWorks, the leading provider of laundry solutions and air vending services throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

CSC CommunityWorks’ Signature Services program works with community organizations to provide reliable access to clean laundry and basic supports. They believe access to clean laundry is essential to helping people be successful in school and work as well as to maintain healthy lifestyles. CSC teams support their local community-based organizations by providing washer, dryer, air, and vacuum equipment; ongoing service for these machines; and volunteer support. Through their donations of washers, dryers, and ongoing equipment maintenance, CSC helps strengthen the capacity of Social Current partners who are providing essential services.

“The equipment [provided by CSC ServiceWorks] has allowed us to keep our laundry done in a timely fashion because our machines stay in operation,” said  Danny Whitley, chief facilities officer at Thompson Child and Family Focus in Matthews, North Carolina. “We are 24/7 facility, and laundry is crucial to our care.”

Rodney Prystash, director of facilities/operations at Auberle in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, shared, “The six high-quality washer and dryer units provided by CSC ServiceWorks have really helped meet the need for families residing at our homeless family shelters, and for the young women and men at our semi-independent living programs. The donated equipment and volunteer installations have allowed us to use resources for other critical items for those that we serve.”


Social Current celebrates and thanks all of its corporate volunteers, working in partnership with our network of organizations and helping us implement equitable solutions to society’s toughest challenges. For questions about Social Current’s corporate partnerships, please contact Emily Merritt, senior manager of corporate partnerships.

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