One of the hallmarks of our culture at White Knight is how we integrate our values into much of what we do. We believe that living and working with purpose will not only serve our customers well, but also in the ways we treat each other and impact our community.
Each month, White Knight CEO Scott Banks gathers the team for a review of the previous month’s sales, as well as other company news and new initiatives. At this meeting, each teammate may contribute to a drawing that features a variety of prizes from supply companies like Uline, as well as awesome gifts like camping chairs, coolers, Carolina Panthers apparel, grill sets, desk heaters, and much more.
The company’s employees pool the money from these monthly meetings with funds from the employee laptop purchase program. Combined, we expect to raise nearly $1500 from everyday employee benefits programs. The team enjoys using this money to support a hometown charity, Alexander Youth Network, which has grown to impact children in 70 North Carolina counties.
Founded in 1888 as a women’s and children’s rescue home, the Alexander Youth network now offers more than a dozen programs that serve about 8,800 children, ages 5-18, with emotional and behavioral problems each year. Alexander’s mission is to provide quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral challenges. They deliver an effective and efficient array of services, enabling children and their families to exercise self-determination, achieve their potential, and become positive contributors to society.
Their behavioral health services are outpatient, residential, and community-based in nature. The Alexander Youth Network is accredited by the Joint Commission, which upholds the highest standards of quality in healthcare nationwide.
According to U.S. Surgeon General estimates that one in five children suffer from a mental health disturbance. In North Carolina, 10 percent of the children are estimated to have a severe emotional disturbance. It takes determined organizations like Alexander to remedy this ongoing societal problem at the individual level, so that program beneficiaries have a greater chance to fulfill their potential in life.
To support this wonderful organization, the employees of White Knight have dedicated their fundraising to purchase toys for Alexander’s children during the holiday season. Taryn Barringer and Mindy Beck of WKEP lead shopping efforts, and the team will deliver gifts to the Alexander Children’s home in Charlotte on Friday, December 13.
“I am so thankful to work with compassionate people like our team at White Knight,” said Banks. “Our annual fundraising and toy purchase for the Alexander Children’s Home residents speaks to how our people live their values every day, and I’m just proud to be a part of it.”
For more information on the Alexander Youth Network, visit www.alexanderyouthnetwork.org.