(Cary, NC) – Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q® (SCNB) is proud to announce their support of Activate Good, a North Carolina a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to “activate volunteers and inspire a culture of helping others to ensure that local causes get the help they need to serve our community” by joining its inaugural Corporate Volunteer Council as the second North Carolina corporate to do so.
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q®’s has a strong history of regularly supporting community organizations and deserving projects, and hopes to inspire other corporate donors to join them in their support of the organization that “inspire(s) a culture of helping others”, as well. The Activate Good Corporate Volunteer Council is a “membership-based alliance through which companies network with one another, bolster their employee volunteer programs, and help devise strategies to boost volunteerism in Raleigh and the greater Triangle”, according to Activate Good’s Tom Zajkowski, Activate Good Corporate Relations chair.
Already providing thousands of dollars in community support annually through food and financial donations, Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q® aims to collaborate with other members of the inaugural Council in an effort to work together to increase the reach and impact of their individual projects where opportunities for collaboration and volunteer development may exist.
“One business supporting a local cause, or many causes of the course of a year, can only do but so much,” says Richard Averitte, Marketing Director of Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q®. “But when you combine our corporate efforts with those of other businesses with a focus on corporate responsibility through an organization like Activate Good, the actual impact on our communities that we serve can grow exponentially.”
Amber Smith, President of Activate Good says, “We’ve seen first hand the generosity and community spirit of Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q and its people. We know they’ll bring that spirit to the Corporate Volunteer Council and we are beyond excited to have them on board!”
Activate Good is a Volunteer Center based in Raleigh, NC. Activate Good activates volunteers to help causes in our local community by connecting individuals, groups, and companies to volunteer needs with nonprofits in Wake County and the Triangle. Learn more about Activate Good at http://www.ActivateGood.org, follow Activate Good on Twitter (@ActivateGood), or become a fan on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/ActivateGood.