BeachFleischman’s first Community Impact Day took place on Tuesday, December 10th! Community impact is one of our core values, and we were excited at this opportunity to expand the impact we have on our cities. Staff from BeachFleischman, Pinnacle Plan Design, and MOD Ventures partnered with United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona in Tucson as well as Valley of the Sun United Way in Phoenix and enjoyed being part of some rewarding community projects.
Projects in Tucson
Community Food Bank Support
We sorted food and assembled food bags in the Community Food Bank warehouse.
“I would have liked to commit more time … it felt like once we got started it was already time to wrap it up.”
“Putting all the food bags together was a great team effort. I am glad I had the opportunity to be part of it.”
Making Early Literacy Kits
We put together literacy kits that will be used to provide children with tools to help them build literacy skills. Kits included flashcards and encouragement cards to motivate the students.
“I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect but coloring and creating gift bags for children was amazing.”
School and Neighborhood Cleanup
We picked up debris, cleaned the courtyard and playground areas, and painted some walls and equipment.
“I love investing in our community in new and different ways, though I struggle to come up with ways that I can be helpful. Working on the landscaping at the school was a great solution to this dilemma; though I might not be the best at yard work, I could make up for that with enthusiasm!”
Project in Phoenix
Urban Farm Cleanup
The Phoenix office helped a local 501c3 organization called Orchard Learning Center. It’s an urban farm and community education center that advocates for environmental responsibility, sustainable living, urban farming and the reduction of poverty. Our team spent the afternoon pruning & cleaning citrus grove, leveling & spreading compost in cactus garden, spreading mulch, and planting prickly pears.
We wrapped up the day at Culinary Dropout in Tucson for some well-deserved refreshments.
“Working with colleagues on something outside of the office, using our hands under the sun. As physically hard as it was, it was fun to laugh and struggle together on something outside the office, lol. Also, the food spread at Culinary Dropout after hit the spot soooo perfectly, and it was fun to regroup with everyone and casually hang out there.”