Where You Can Make a Difference
Being a part of VoiceNation doesn’t just mean a steadfast career with an advanced technology-based company. VoiceNation is heavily involved in local community outreach programs and global projects, making charitable contributions to businesses and individuals. We believe we can empower others to help us change the world.
At VoiceNation, we intentionally pour into our staff, our customers, our community, and those less fortunate around the world to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Our Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) gives staff the opportunity to volunteer through our non-profit organization, Aggaros. Staff members can volunteer weekly and/or monthly in a variety of ways towards community outreach initiatives they feel most passionate about.
Some of our many community programs include:
• Georgia CALLS
• Weekly Devotionals in our Aggaros Studio
• Voices for Education School House Project
• Pay It Forward Campaign
• Operation Give Back Campaigns
• Going Green Initiatives
• Gwinnett Children’s Shelter
• LAMP Ministries
• Supporting Foster & Adoptive Families Together (SAFFT)
• Helping Hands
And here are a few of our most popular projects committed to national and global change (aka: our babies):
VoiceNation’s charitable outreach program, Voice4Nations, focuses on raising awareness of global crises by igniting the understanding that through action, change can be accomplished.
Voice4Nations is an inspiring non-profit organization that acts as a voice for the nations; a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves, like the millions of children worldwide who live in poverty. Our goal is to create awareness by changing perspectives, encouraging people to make a difference, and connecting them with successful organizations where they can directly make a contribution to help fund the need.
We believe success is more than a privilege – it is a responsibility. At Voice4Nations, we feel it our responsibility to use the platform given to us as an opportunity to help others. Rather than imagining a better world, it is our goal to create one. So we got involved…
The Global Water Crisis
When we learned the staggering statistics of the global water crises, we couldn’t just sit back and do nothing. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.
- • The second leading cause of death among children around the world is diarrhea from unclean water.
- • 4,100 children under the age of five die each day from drinking unclean water.
- • 1 billion people have no access to clean drinking water.
(Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/161292.php. Note that some stats show it as #3, Additional Resource: http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/waterforlife.pdf)
The solution to this problem is not as big as we think… It will take a total of $20 billion worldwide to provide clean drinking water. America spends $21.4 billion a year on ice cream.
We created the Voice4Nation’s Ice Cream Challenge to make a difference in the lives of many people without access to clean water. Would you give up your ice cream money for one month and donate it to a worthy cause?
The Homeless Outreach Initiative
The face of homelessness has changed. We are Voice4Nations seeking to change your perspective in an attempt to raise awareness that the homeless situation is closer than you may think. By utilizing the available resources, we can prepare ourselves to address the need in our local communities.
Did you know the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines someone as “homeless” if he or she:
- • resides in an emergency shelter or in transitional/supportive housing for homeless persons; or
- • resides in a place not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, abandoned building, encampments, and dilapidated buildings.
The U.S. Department of Education uses an expanded definition that also includes people who are:
- • doubled up with family or friends due to economic condition
- • living in motels and hotels for lack of other suitable housing
- • migrant workers living in housing not fit for habitation
In efforts to help others in your local community, we welcome you to download the suggested Living Water to Share Homeless Guide to follow when faced with an individual in need. This guide is specific for the Atlanta area.
You can learn more about our Homeless Awareness Project here.
We are working hard to raise awareness and reduce the serious, life altering impact bullying has on children and teens in our nation by providing resources for educational facilities, educators, parents, and students.
- • 160,000 kids miss school every day for fear of being bullied.
- • The overweight child is the most likely to be bullied.
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice and Journal of Pediatrics)
According to stopbullying.gov, bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Types of bullying include physical bullying, verbal bullying, social bullying, and cyber bullying.
Voice4Nations is a huge supporter of the novel and movie, The Fat Boy Chronicles. We help promote the inspiring story, as well as its writers in schools and at community events as a part of our anti-bullying initiative. Please visit http://outreach.voicenation.com/bullying to learn how you can take a stand against bullying and help those in need. There, you’ll have access to our provided Resource Guide and information about The Fat Boy Chronicles program.