Equity Trust Community Service
Equity Trust is more than just a business—it’s a family and an integral part of the community. In times of need and celebration our employees are there for each other and for the community in which they work. The following are examples of Equity Trust’s community service projects.
Relay for Life
Equity Trust participates each year in Relay for Life, a 24-hour fundraising festival that benefits the American Cancer Society. The company has achieved a Silver Sponsor Level each year it has participated.
Equity Trust Blood Drives
Equity Trust holds two blood drives a year benefiting LifeShare Community Blood Services, a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to providing a safe and adequate blood supply for Northeast Ohio.
Lorain County Eighth Street Hunger Center Chili Cook-Off Benefit
A chili cook-off hosted in March 2007 by Equity Trust benefited the Eighth Street Hunger Center, which seeks to provide a food pantry and daily hot meal service to those in need. In addition to money raised by Equity Trust, Sam’s Club wholesale grocery store in Lorain matched the company’s donation.
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio Cook Book Fundraiser
During the 2007 holiday season, Equity Trust hosted a cook book fundraiser to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, which supports and strengthens those devoted to addressing the issue of hunger while ensuring those at risk have access to nutritious food.
Non-Perishable Food Drive for Elyria Salvation Army
Touched by a story in the local newspaper describing how the Elyria Salvation Army’s food pantry had to close its doors to the community after a shortage of food donations, Equity Trust took action and hosted a food drive. The company donated enough food to feed over 500 families during that 2008 holiday season.
Ohio & Erie Canalway Association Sponsorship
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Association (OECA) manages the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Canalway and Equity Trust sponsored their 2007 golf outing.
Boys & Girls Club
Equity Trust sponsored the Lorain County Boy’s and Girl’s Club’s 2007 Golf Outing to benefit their programs and center.
Love Inc., a Lorain County non-profit organization, and Equity Trust teamed up to collect school supplies benefiting area school children whose parents cannot provide them with sufficient supplies for the school year. By the beginning the 2006 school year, Equity Trust had collected enough school supplies to help over 100 students kick-off the school year. In addition to school supplies, Equity Trust collected enough new outfits to clothe more than 18 local school children.
Adopt a Platoon
During the 2006 holiday season Equity Trust filled 55 holiday stockings for U.S. soldiers serving overseas. Stockings included toiletries, magazines, games, personal hygiene items, and other non-perishable gifts.
Last Chance Corral
In 2006 Equity Trust supported the Last Chance Corral a non-profit organization that represents one of the oldest, large animal rescue organizations in the country.