Emergenetics International has a rich history of giving back to the communities where we live and work. We are dedicated to helping people- whether it’s through learning or making sure basic needs are met.
Each year in the United States, we give over 10% of our gross revenue to non-profits. In addition to financial support, our North American office comes together to volunteer their time in support of many of Denver area organizations. Past service days have included Metro CareRing, Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado, the Ronald McDonald House of Aurora, the SAME (So All May Eat) Caf? in downtown Denver, the Western Union Foundation, the Pinnacol Foundation, the Susan G. Komen foundation, Community First of Omaha, the Mennonite Disaster Relief Fund and Cancer League of Colorado.
Here is a list of several of the organizations we have partnered with recently:
Ronald McDonald House
Since 1979, Ronald McDonald House® Charities of Denver has offered a loving home away from home, to families of seriously ill or injured children while they’re being treated at metropolitan area hospitals.
Employees from the Denver home office form teams who prepare and serve home cooked meals for these families.
BabiesNow! Foundation collaborates with nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies that assist mothers/families and their babies. For example, diapers and wipes are given to the moms/babies under the following circumstances: attending parenting classes; participation in baby developmental research sessions; attending drug rehabilitation classes; learning how to take care of a newborn infant; attending GED classes; and taking baby to well-baby checkups and scheduled immunizations.
Specifically, our company, donates to Florence Crittenton School. Our staff makes an annual visit to the school to drop off the diaper donation, interact with the students and tour the facilities. – Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado is a Denver-based nonprofit that empowers teen families to be productive members of the community. Diapers are used to supply diapers to the Baby Bucks program, which is an incentive program that rewards good attendance and academic achievement.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver builds and sells homes to hard-working people in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that everyone deserves a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that shelter and safe communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver has served more than 600 families throughout its 36-year history in Denver.
Emergenetics International provided a team of 12 workers for a home in the Denver community. This group served by hanging siding and prepped for interior painting.
Bonfils Blood Center
We hosted our first blood drive on Friday August 19th, 2016, when the Bonfils Blood Drive Bus came to our parking lot. 27 pints of blood were collected from 36 donors, saving up to 81 lives (1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives).
Our second blood drive took place on Wednesday November 2nd and was hosted by a partnering company, Unique Litho, and our third was in July of 2017. We plan to be a part of quarterly or biannual blood drives with Bonfils in the future.
Making an appointment to save lives is simple. Call Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303.363.2300 or visit donors.bonfils.org and use site code B087.
For more information about upcoming Bonfils blood drives visit https://donors.bonfils.org/ or call Bonfils at 303-363-2300.
Denver Kids, Inc.
Denver Kids helps Denver Public Schools students, grades K-12, who face the personal challenges of higher risk environments to successfully complete high school, pursue post-secondary options, and become contributing members of the community.
The Emergenetics International office has adopted families during the holiday season to provide gifts and meals to families of students.
Kenyan Children Foundation
Our founder, Dr. Geil Browning, who began her career as a school teacher, extends her interest in children- as a founding board member of the Kenyan Children Foundation whose mission is to provide transformational experiences for Americans through compassionate involvement with Kenyan street children. Together with her husband, Armistead, she regularly organizes and leads groups to Nairobi, Kenya where they work with orphaned and destitute children, many of whom are HIV positive. Dr. Browning is a long-time supporter of The STEP Foundation, FGI Spirit, the John T. Langan Professorship at the University of Nebraska.
In Asia, the team at Emergenetics International-Asia (EGI-A) dedicate their Corporate Social Responsibility to developing the human capital of non-profit organizations based in Singapore and beyond. Over the years, the team, together with Asia-based Emergenetics associates, have contributed to the development of individual and team effectiveness of volunteer leaders and management teams at such organizations as Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund which reaches out to children in need to provide them with resources to do well in school and beyond, Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) which supports over 5,000 caregivers, elderly frail, disabled persons and disadvantaged families, and Love Qinghai Tibet Rescue & Aid which provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid in remote areas of China.
Emergenetics International-Asia Pacific CEO, Terence Quek, and COO, Deborah Chew, are founding members of Project Happy Feet. Project Happy Feet is a non-profit organization that empowers lives through education and training. Believing that ‘all children should have access to education’, the team at EGI-A adopted Project Happy Feet as its beneficiary and supports the organization by volunteering for it, and also to underwrite the operational cost of the organization so that 100% of public funds raised could be channeled directly to education and training related programs. With the support of the EGI-A Team, Project Happy Feet has raised and channeled in access of SGD500,000 to benefit underprivileged children and youths in Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, India, Philippines and Singapore.