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RMS Gives: Positivity, Energy, Community

9 Oct 2015 | Under Blog | Posted by | 0 Comments
RMS Gives: Positivity, Energy, Community

RMS Gives: Positivity, Energy, Community

There’s a story about a child walking on a beach dotted with stranded starfish. As the child walks, he picks up the starfish and gently tosses them back into the ocean. A man approaches as the child continues to rescue each starfish.

“What are you doing?” The man asks.

“Throwing starfish back into the ocean.”

The man shrugs. “Why?”

“The sun is up, and the tide is going out,” says the boy. “If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”

“But don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and starfish along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference.”

The boy bends down, picks up another starfish, and tosses it into the ocean. “I made a difference for that one.”

Like the starfish, we have all at some point needed help. In a sometimes frightening world, we can find comfort in the gestures and kindnesses of our friends, families and local community organizations. At Regenerative Medicine Solutions, we started RMS Gives, our charity organization, to give back to our community. It is our mission to combine the energy and talents of our teammates with the resources of our company and to be a positive, uplifting force for change in our local communities. Whether helping an established organization or starting our own initiatives, we value actively participating, assisting and engaging in the world around us.

CREATED

One community organization we support is CREATED, a non-profit dedicated to helping women who have fallen victim to the illegal sex industry. CREATED provides housing to the women they help; however, their current housing is not ideal. To solve this problem, CREATED wants to buy a new house in a safer neighborhood. To assist, RMS Gives has created and produced a series of videos that CREATED will show at an upcoming gala to raise support for the new house. CREATED will also be able to use the videos on their website and social media platforms. From printing informational materials and donating boxes filled with gifts for the holidays, to providing one month’s rent in the new house, RMS Gives’ support to CREATED continues.

RMS Gives watches for opportunities to start new initiatives. Outside our Tampa office, many people are homeless. Some of our employees noticed people carrying their belongings in plastic bags, and RMS Gives decided to take action. We did some research to better understand the local need and started “50 Ways to Lend a Hand.” As part of the 50 Ways initiative, RMS Gives will host a backpack supply drive. To collect the items we will place in each backpack, we have reached out to our nationwide clinics, corporate partners, local restaurants and a local dentist. RMS Gives will distribute the backpacks at downtown Tampa’s Gaslight Park, across the street from our company headquarters offices.

Meals on Wheels

Through adopting a biweekly food delivery route to people who are homebound, RMS Gives has developed an ongoing relationship with Meals on Wheels. The people in the program might not see anyone else on a given day, so it’s great to deliver a healthy meal with a friendly smile. Our employees work together to provide services to those who volunteer to participate in Meals on Wheels. We have found that helping others and giving back cultivates a healthy company atmosphere by promoting compassion and empathy among our employees.

At RMS Gives, we recognize that one local change for good can reverberate throughout society.

Written by Regenerative Medicine Solutions

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