GHSP is a global organization with operations in Michigan, China, and Mexico, but that doesn’t stop them from taking to heart one of JSJ’s core values; Steward our Legacy. Each location within the GHSP organization takes part in various activities that give back to their local communities whether it be donating food and clothing, disaster relief, or participating in the United Way Day of Caring.
2016 was no exception!
GHSP Grand Haven focused on several projects over the past year. Their commitment to the United Way positioned them to receive the Gold Level award for the first time in 2015. Between voluntary employee payroll deductions, donations of more than 4600 food items and 700 coats/hats/gloves, as well as donated time and money during the Day of Caring, the Grand Haven team showed what it means to Live United. More displays of giving locally were revealed through the sponsorship of 3 food trucks in Grand Haven, caring for Hemlock Crossings Park, and hosting 4 blood drives. Senior Leadership further displayed their commitment by partnering with Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity to build a house. One day a month for a period of seven months, a team of 7-10 people poured sweat equity into a Muskegon home. Whether it’s giving time or money, GHSP corporate facility demonstrates what it means to Steward Our Legacy.
GHSP Hart participates in activities throughout the year, one of the largest being the Relay for Life at Shelby High School in the second quarter. The third quarter of 2015 included the United Way of Day of Caring. Employees from the Hart facility worked on home repairs and helped to clean up the Harbor House for runaway girls in Hart. During the last part of the year, GHSP Hart focused on helping those in the community through the holidays. They collected toys for Toys for Tots, donated turkeys and meat boxes to the Muskegon Rescue Mission, and collected gloves, hats and toys for Roy’s Kids through a Hart Sheriff’s Department Donation box.
GHSP Saltillo takes great pride in their community stakeholder activities throughout the year. In May, a category four tornado hit the Mexican state of Coahuila, leaving many injured and at least a thousand homes damaged. Employees in Saltillo decided to start collecting items for people living in the disaster conditions around the city of Acuna. They collected bottled water, clothing, toiletries, and other items that were boxed up and shipped to the disaster site. In December, the Saltillo team organized a community Christmas Party for those in need. Over 200 children were sponsored and received gifts from Santa. They also enjoyed piñatas, cupcakes, candy, and other goodies that were donated for the event. A very Merry Christmas indeed!
Last but certainly not least is GHSP Shanghai. The teams in Shanghai took part in numerous activities during 2015, a few of which focused on the environment. They planted trees, cleaned up garbage, and in order to promote an environmentally protected lifestyle, made and distributed environmental protection bags. The team also made a contribution to the Shanghai Huaxin Rehabilitation Institution for Special Needs Children and employees helped at the facility with various tasks. During the year, the team focused on the environment and those in need.