Close to seventy companies are members of the Corporate
Volunteer Council which is a program coordinated by Valley United Way's Volunteer Center. The
group's enthusiasm, skill and community spirit is leaving an indelible mark on the Valley
and improving the quality of life through their everyday efforts that demonstrate that
they and their employees care about the community in which they live and work.
The purpose of the CVC is:
1. Networking: Providing a way for companies operating corporate volunteer programs
to exchange information and help other companies in the community start corporate
2. Community-needs identification: It provides a forum where member companies can
learn about community needs for employee volunteers. Information is transmitted when the
CVC invites a local nonprofit agency to present information on its need for volunteers
during a regularly scheduled CVC meeting.
3. Joint Projects: It provides a way for member companies to work together on a
community need or problem that is too large or complex for one company to handle alone.
Currently active ongoing projects include:
Since 1994 the CVC has also taken on major projects on an
annual basis. The two annual projects are the Week of Caring projects which
generally involve a very hands on "construction and renovation" project for
an area nonprofit organization and the Back to School Clothes for Kids
Project which adopts the neediest children in one Valley grammar school
providing children with back to school clothing and encouragement for a successful
start to the new academic year. You can learn more about these
incredible projects by clicking on the links below.
News & Notes
Birmingham Corporate Good Neighbor Award!
Valley Council Program of the Year
The CVC in Action:
Pat Tarasovic, Bonnie Sinclair and
Michelle Fabozzi hold up blankets numbers 698, 699 and 700 as the Caring
Circle has now reached the 704 mark in blankets collected for victims of