March 2021: growth[period] is proud to support the Foundation for the Mid South. The organization’s missions focuses on improving the lives of residents in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. These states are home to 30% of the nation’s poverty, which has eroded the well-being of these communities, education and health systems, as well as financial security. These deficiencies—if left unhindered—will continue to grow and deny further opportunities to better conditions for families today and future generations. The Foundation for the Mid South was established to bring together the public and private sectors and focus their resources on increasing social and economic opportunity. Our approach is straightforward and long term: enable communities to develop solutions to better conditions and improve lives.
March 2021: growth[period] is pproud to support Mount Carmel Health’s Street Medicine program based in Columbus, Ohio. For more than 30 years, the Mount Carmel Street Medicine program has been providing free urgent medical care to central Ohioans whom are uninsured or underinsured. The Street Medicine team serves individuals experiencing homelessness, refugees, immigrants, victims of human trafficking, and anyone who has barriers accessing medical care. The Street Medicine mobile medical coach visits several regular central Ohio sites on a rotating basis and offers urgent medical care, common medications, limited vaccinations, employment screenings, case management, and referrals to primary care, spiritual care, as well as other community resources, such as housing, food and addiction treatment resources. In addition, small care teams round regularly on people living on the streets to provide direct medical and social care, and follow people from homelessness to housed, ensuring the best transition possible.
February 2021: growth[period] is proud to support the fundraiser for the Fang family. Jeffrey Fang’s two toddlers were abducted when his car was stolen, Feb. 7. A gig driver, he was delivering for Door Dash when his kids were taken. For hours he and his wife didn’t know if they’d see Winifred and Sean, aged 4 and 2, again. Jeffrey is an immigrant and also a proud San Franciscan who has been here for years, working hard, long hours in the gig economy to bring his family from China to California. This incident was incredibly frightening, traumatizing, and will take them time to recover.
January 2021: growth[period] is proud to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. Pancreatic cancer kills more Americans than breast cancer and has a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent. The disease is the third leading cause of cancer-related death.
January 2021: growth[period] is proud to support Toys of Hope. The mission of Toys of Hope is to provide toys, books, clothing, and other items to needy and homeless children and their families. The guiding principle behind Toys of Hope’s mission is that all children, regardless of financial status, race, religion, or nationality, are deserving of those things which can help give them a happier and more fulfilling life. The charity is 100% volunteer-run and all funds donated goes directly towards helping needy children and their families.
November 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the Sarah Frei Care Fund. On July 30, 2020, Sarah and her friends were driving home from a trip to Bear Lake, ID when a drunk driver hit them head-on in Logan Canyon. With no cell service, they waited 45 minutes to an hour before an ambulance arrived. Sarah was life-flighted from Logan Regional Hospital to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. She was then transferred to the University of Utah Hospital because of the extent of her injuries. She was internally bleeding, had damage to her abdominal aorta, a broken back and spinal cord injuries at her T12 and L2 vertebrae, a broken ankle, and facial fractures. She has undergone several surgeries where she lost 30% of her intestines, had a back fusion from T12-L4, and had to have both legs amputated at mid-thigh. She was also confirmed paralyzed from the waist down. She is a survivor and she is strong.
October 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the Capital Area Food Bank. The Capital Area Food Bank is the anchor of the hunger relief infrastructure in our nation’s capital, providing more than 30 million meals to people in communities across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Capital Area Food Bank addresses hunger and poverty relief in multiple ways: providing food for today, and addressing the root causes of hunger by partnering with organizations that provide critical services like job training programs and health care.
September 2020: growth[period] is proud to support Save The Children. Save the Children was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. After passing a century, it is now a global movement made up of 29 national member organizations which works in 120 different countries.
September 2020: growth[period] is proud to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Judes was founded in 1962 and is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases, particularly leukemia and other cancers. The hospital costs about US$2.8 million a day to run, but patients are not charged for their care. It is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a nonprofit medical corporation.
August 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Garden, a decorative arts museum in Washington, D.C. The former residence of businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist, and collector Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood is known for its large decorative arts collection that focuses heavily on the House of Romanov, including Fabergé eggs. Other highlights are 18th and 19th-century French art and one of the country’s finest orchid collections.