Deliver the Difference is a nonprofit organization that is located throughout Central Florida and is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through life skills and nutrition. They have organized the distribution of over 400,000 meals in 2015 and we are proud supporters of this great cause. Each of our offices kicked off their own food drive and collected items to donate.
At LassiterWare’s 2015 Annual Day of Discovery, LassiterWare Cares teamed up again with Deliver the Difference to fund a project out at Mission Inn, located in Howey-in-the-Hills. Every single LassiterWare employee was in attendance and participated in packing over 25,000 meals for distribution throughout the areas we serve in Florida and South Carolina flood victims.
Beverly Shores Elementary School was invaded by rakes, shovels, mulch, plants and a tractor. With the assistance of LassiterWare Cares, the school Principle, Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Jon’s Nursery and the local Boy and Cub Scouts; overgrown bushes, weeds and a lack-luster picnic area were tackled for improvement. Volunteers worked together to spread 40 yards of cedar mulch, donated by LWCares, in existing floral beds and the student picnic area, as well as plant donated bushes and ground cover. With was an amazing community partnership that set out to put smiles on the faces of teachers and students for the first day back!
Red Nose Day, run by Comic Relief, is a campaign dedicated to raising money by having fun and making people laugh. Money raised is spent to help lift children and young people out of poverty in the U.S. and some of the poorest communities in the world.
LassiterWare bought 100 Red Noses, enough for each employee, but had an idea for LassiterWare Cares to help contribute even more to this great cause. Each employee was offered a Red Nose for 5 dollars. All proceeds went in support of Red Nose Day. Each office was in full participation.
The LassiterWare Cares Day of Service is a company wide event. Each office has their choice of who they would like to help and whether they would like to donate their time as a volunteer, make a monetary donation (provided by LWC & LassiterWare) or both!
2016 – For the Leesburg team, the Leesburg Police Department and Fire Stations were an immediate winner in wanting to show appreciation for all they do for the community. The morning began with the packing of 80 lunches that included, in each box, a Publix sub, chips, cookies & brownies (made by our very own team), pretzels, napkins, bottled water, a thank you card signed by all the employees, and a $10 gift card to Dunkin Donuts. The lunches were then delivered personally by the Leesburg crew so they could personally thank our public safety officers. Way to go Team Leesburg!