RICHMOND, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI), a global healthcare services company, has joined ranks on a national scale with A Soldier’s Child Foundation (ASC), a non-profit foundation that was formed to support the children of America’s fallen soldiers. ASC spreads its efforts across all of the branches of the U.S. military services and currently serves more than 2,500 children across all 50 states. By joining forces with ASC, Owens & Minor is bringing its purpose-driven culture to life by serving as a leader for initiatives that will create a better tomorrow for its communities.
“It is our objective to communicate through A Soldier’s Child to the children left behind that the memory of their parents will not fade away. We want them to know that there are many Americans who are forever grateful for their parent's sacrifice.”
“At Owens & Minor, we are committed to being a purpose-driven company that shares our time, energy and resources with our communities,” said P. Cody Phipps, President & Chief Executive Officer of Owens & Minor. “The ASC Foundation gives us an excellent opportunity to extend our purpose to those in our communities who might need our help. Together, we make healing happen for these young people who have lost so much.”
In 2016, more than 200 Owens & Minor leaders from around the world participated in an ASC birthday party event that coincided with a leadership meeting. Teammates from one of Owens & Minor’s distribution centers shopped for the gifts, while the leadership team wrapped the presents and wrote messages of support for 150 children selected by ASC. In the coming year, Owens & Minor intends to participate in a variety of events with ASC in communities across the U.S., including an event on December 12-13, 2016, in Ontario, California, where Owens & Minor has a significant distribution center.
“As citizens of the United States of America, we are forever indebted to the men and women who so unselfishly protect our freedoms,” said Daryl J.W. Mackin, Executive Director & Founder of ASC. “It is our objective to communicate through A Soldier’s Child to the children left behind that the memory of their parents will not fade away. We want them to know that there are many Americans who are forever grateful for their parent's sacrifice.”
ASC works with its partners and donors to celebrate birthdays and other milestones of children who have lost a parent serving in active duty. In addition, ASC offers a week-long summer “Journey Camp” for children, mentorship programs, leadership-development programs for older children, and opportunities for college scholarships. ASC engages its corporate partners to actively participate in events where the groups purchase, wrap and send birthday gifts and messages of support to children who have lost a parent in military service. ASC also invites corporate partners to participate in the Journey Camps and other outdoor events.
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A Soldier’s Child Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that, among several initiatives, celebrates the birthdays for children of fallen soldiers every year up to age 18. ASC covers all military branches. In addition to celebrating birthdays, ASC offers a week long summer “Journey Camp” for our children between the ages of 10 – 16 along with other mentorship programs including hunting, fishing, sporting events and a leadership program for 18-year-old and older ASC kids. Finally, the organization provides a program that facilitates in college scholarships. These three initiatives are ASC’s “three points of service” to honor the children of our fallen American heroes. For more information, visit https://asoldierschild.org or view videos for additional program information: https://asoldierschild.org/media/videos/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_0aYPkSv_c.