As Central Ohio continues to support the growth of our company, we in turn want to support the growth of our community and give back to those in need.
At Champion, we believe in giving back by making a positive contribution to the communities in which we do business in. One of the main ways we do that is through our Champion Cares Foundation, the mission of which is to support people within the community who are in need with the help of our business relationships, residents and team members.
Our company has sustained major growth in the last few years. We now have access to a large audience and an opportunity to use our resources to give back to those in need.
To help us carry out our mission, we’re proud to partner with many organizations that share our beliefs and goals. We have chosen to contribute to organizations that align with our mission, including The YWCA Family Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Habitat for Humanity and Children’s Hunger Alliance.
The Opportunity: Round Up Your Rent
With your help, we have the opportunity to make a big impact on Central Ohio. The Champion Cares Foundation is reaching out to its residents and asking them to round up their rent by $1 every month. Champion has chosen four local organizations to donate to on a quarterly basis. A single resident’s $1/month contribution will result in $12/year. You may not think $12 can make a big difference, however, if you take into account the number of apartments Champion owns, that $12 easily turns into more than $48,000 annually.
Our Dollar-For-Dollar Match
We are in this together. Champion will match, dollar for dollar, every $1 donation that is given to the Champion Cares Foundation. *Champion will gladly accept donations that are larger than $1, however, will only match $1 contributions from each Champion apartment.
Let’s Do The Math
Together we are changing lives $1 at a time. Only a dollar a month may seem like a small amount, but multiply that by all of our apartments, plus Champion’s match, and we can make a huge impact in Central Ohio! If every Champion resident donates $1 a month to charity, with Champion’s dollar-for-dollar match we have the potential to donate more than $36,000 annually to each of the four chosen charities.
Will you give $12 a year to help change someone’s life?
How It Works: The Columbus Foundation
The Champion Cares Foundation is a component fund of The Columbus Foundation. Although the fund is administered locally, the money can be distributed to nonprofit organizations worldwide that align with The Champion Cares mission.
The Champion Cares Foundation decides where and when the money in the fund is spent. We will collect donations each month and donate those funds and Champion’s dollar-for-dollar match into the fund at The Columbus Foundation. Then on a quarterly basis, we will distribute the money raised to our four partners.
Each organization–YWCA Family Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Habitat for Humanity and Children’s Hunger Alliance –will receive a portion of the money raised each quarter.
To learn more about The Columbus Foundation, visit the following website: www.columbusfoundation.org. If you would like to review the financials for our four partners, please visit The Columbus Foundation website and search the PowerPhilanthropy database.
More On Who We Are Helping
Four great, local charities benefiting from your $1/month donation.
YWCA Family Center | www.ywcacolumbus.org
YWCA Family Center is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA Family Center provides emergency shelter and critical services to stabilize homeless families in Central Ohio. A national model, more than 70% of the families who use the YWCA Family Center are able to find housing within 21 days of entering the program.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio | www.bbbscentralohio.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio is a non-profit prevention-based agency that serves the community by providing quality mentoring relationships to children and youth in need of a friend. Big Brothers Big Sisters has a rich history of nurturing friendships between caring adult volunteers and promising children and youth. For more than 75 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served many thousands of children and youth in Franklin, Delaware and Union counties through its mentoring and camping programs.
Children’s Hunger Alliance | www.childrenshungeralliance.org
More than 25% of Ohio households with children reported there was a time in the last year when they were unable to buy enough food. Children’s Hunger Alliance is known for feeding hungry minds and bodies. CHA works to ensure all children are fed regular and nutritious meals and develop lifelong healthy eating habits. CHA does this by directly feeding children, increasing easy access to nutritious food and educating children about healthy food choices and physical activity.
Habitat for Humanity | www.habitatmidohio.org
Affordable, decent housing is one of our most basic human needs, yet it is in alarmingly short supply in our very own neighborhoods and throughout the world. A decent place to call home creates stability, launching families onto a positive trajectory of generational change that includes hope, improved health, and a better quality of life. Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio has spent more than a quarter century bringing the dream of homeownership to families in need.
Our Employees Are Donating Too
We are not only asking our residents to get involved in this cause. Champion has more than 90 team members and has provided them the opportunity to also donate $12 annually to the Champion Cares Foundation!
How To Get Involved
If you are a resident looking to take part in the Champion Cares Foundation, print out the participation form here: Printable Participation Form. Once you have filled out the form, please return it to the leasing office.
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