GTP Cares is the organization's philanthropic and environmental sustainability program that inspires the employees of GTP to make a difference in the lives of those in the community through volunteer efforts, commitment to best practices and financial generosity.
In 2012, in the spirit of the holiday season, GTP Cares made donations to various charities supported by our employees totaling $100,000.
Throughout the year, our employees dedicate their time and energy to create positive change in the community. GTP supports this endeavor by providing employees with eight hours of community service to use as they desire. GTP believes community service can help employees increase their job satisfaction, improve morale, and generate a sense of fulfillment and increased pride.
Additional organizations supported in 2012 include:
Clean the World - Supports healthy children and families locally and internationally. The soap/hygiene items they've recycled have saved over 1.2 million pounds of hotel waste from going into landfills. GTP worked in their warehouse preparing soap for those in need.
Community Food and Outreach Center - Provides preventative services to families in crisis by providing a food pantry, thrift store, and counseling to prevent homelessness and help them get back on their feet. GTP volunteers worked in the food pantry sorting donations and stocking shelves.
Sunshine Foundation - Answers the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain the child's illness may cause. The GTP team worked outside painting and completing small projects.
Habitat For Humanity of South Palm Beach County - GTP volunteers worked alongside Habitat homeowners and the construction crew to build an affordable house for a family in need.
Oakstone Academy Palm Beach - The only school in Florida that was founded on the principle of providing a truly inclusive environment for children with autism spectrum disorders, allowing them to be full participants in the classroom with peers who do not have disabilities. GTP volunteers worked alongside school staff and parent volunteers at a school carnival, setting up game booths and tables.
Cradles to Crayons - Provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play.
Feeding America - The nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
Our Thrift Store - Provides the opportunity for young adults to work and interact in a warm and friendly public setting, creating ongoing jobs for young adults with disabilities. These businesses provide real hope for an independent life beyond an educational setting.
GTP's sustainability mission is directed towards a way of doing business that understands our company's impact on society and the impact that environmental issues have on our enterprise and the community. GTP strives to integrate the concerns of our local communities into our business strategies not as a single program or occasional initiative but as a clearly defined aspect of who we are as a company and how we run our business. We seek to operate more intelligently and efficiently - and run our enterprise with environmental awareness and sensitivity and in a way that is sensible for both our business and the larger community.