Giving back: charities and philanthropy
Wheaton World Wide Moving understands the importance of being a good corporate citizen. Giving back to the community and to specific causes is embedded in Wheaton's corporate culture. Here are a few organizations with which Wheaton has taken a leading role:
Give Kids The World - Since 2000, Wheaton has been a major sponsor of Give Kids The World Village near Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Wheaton has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars and numerous man hours to this organization that provides memorable, magical, cost-free experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The Village is a 70-acre resort complete with more than 140 villa accommodations, entertainment attractions, whimsical venues and fun, specifically designed for children with special needs. Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 100,000 families from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. Want to make a difference with as little as $10? Visit Wheaton's Give Kids The World support page to make a donation.
Move For Hunger - A not-for-profit initiative founded by Wheaton's Neptune, N.J.-based agent, Lowy's Moving Service, Move For Hunger aligns interstate agents for Wheaton World Wide Moving and its customers with local food banks associated with Feeding America. During the relocation process, Wheaton agents offer to pick up customers' unwanted nonperishable items and deliver them directly to the local food bank. It's a win-win for all parties - food banks get a much needed boost all year long, customers feel good about the donation (and may even offset some of the cost of their move by reducing the weight of heavier canned goods), and Wheaton is able to participate in a nationwide initiative to combat hunger. Visit MoveForHunger.org to find out more about them.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center - The Tissue Bank collects blood and tissue sample from donors and makes the samples available to researchers across the globe who are seeking to find a cure for breast cancer. Wheaton embarked on a relationship with the Tissue Bank in 2008 by transporting and setting up the blood sample collection equipment in Dallas, Texas. Since that time, Wheaton has transported equipment for the Tissue Bank to collections across the country. Visit KomenTissueBank.IU.edu to learn more about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center.
Indiana Children's Wish Fund - For many years, Wheaton has donated time and treasure to the Wish Fund in the hopes of helping children with life-threatening illnesses achieve their dreams. Specifically, Wheaton sponsors the organization's Christmas in the Kitchen program and volunteers to help underprivileged families enjoy the holiday season by providing gifts and meals. Visit IndianaChildrensWishFund.org to learn more about Indiana Children's Wish Fund.