We established our Three 3’s initiative in 2016. Our hope is to use our leverage as a small business to give back to the community and to the environment. We also want to provide our employees a chance to be a part of something important that is more than just a job. If you have been following our updates, you might have seen our efforts throughout the years so far. As a reminder, the THREE 3’s initiative is a pledge to give back to the community as follows – 3% of PROFIT is donated to charity, 3% of PTO TIME is dedicated to volunteering efforts and 3% of PROJECTS must be pro-bono work for institutions promoting community and sustainability.
Here’s an overview of what we accomplished in 2019.
3% of Profit
GOAL = $20,000
We always meet this goal and this year was no different with a little over $20,000 donated to a wide selection of causes.
A full listing of our charity partners can be found below.
Batman 4 Pawz | Broadway Bound Kids | Building Homes for Heroes | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation | Circle Camps | Citizens Housing & Planning Council | City Harvest | Earth Justice | Environmental Working Group | Farm Sanctuary | Green America | Gentle Giants Horse Draft Rescue | Girl Scouts of America | International Fund for Animal Welfare | Kiva Loans |Monmouth County SPCA | NY Road Runners – Team for Kids | Ocean Conservancy | Project Chimps | Project Sunshine | Rescue Freedom Project | Sane Energy Project | Sierra Club | The Nature Conservancy | The Torch Foundation | The Wilderness Society | Virunga Fund |World Kitchen
Our employees also got to contribute to the overall total but picking a charity to receive a $250 donation.
Here are the 2019 Employee Picks:
- Save the Children
- American Cancer Society
- Against Malaria
- North Shore Animal League
- Free Arts NYC
- The Humane Society of the United States
- The Mike Rowe Foundation
- Nation Resources Defense Council
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- CARE – Girls Education
- The Michael J. Fox Foundation
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
- Student Sponsor Partners
- Give Directly
- Children’s Aid NYC
- World Bicycle Relief
- Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association
- All Star Project Inc
- Make A Wish Foundation
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
3% of Time
GOAL = 120 hours
We exceeded our goal with a total of 142 volunteering hours were logged in 2019. Our volunteering activities this year serving meals at The Bowery Mission, a day of fun educational activities with the WIN organization and a painting project with Breaking Ground. We began a new partnership with The Jericho Project by sponsoring an appreciation breakfast and marching alongside veterans for the 2019 Veterans Day parade.
3% of Fee
GOAL = $105,000
2019 pro-bono work amounted to significant complimentary engineering services on 6-projects.
Our pro bono projects included Project Hospitality, The YMCA, The Jericho Project, University Settlement, Queens Council on the Arts and the South Jamaica Center for Children.
The EP team looks forward to the THREE 3’s effort in 2020.
As the company has grown significantly, our goals will as well making it the largest outreach effort our company has ever taken on to date. We hope to make more partnerships and experience more ways to give back.
Our new goals for 2020 will be as follows:
- Donations – $20,000
- Volunteering – 150-hours
- Pro Bono Work – 10 Projects