At Acuity, we are committed to strengthening and enriching the communities where we live and work.
By donating time, talent, and financial resources, Acuity employees are having a positive impact and making a difference in the lives of others. In addition to charitable giving and employee volunteerism, Acuity started the Global Operations Foundation, which embodies the generous nature and caring culture of our employees. Working in partnership with national and international programs, the Foundation addresses significant problems facing communities around the world.
$250,000 Donation to American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
Acuity committed an initial $250,000 toward a new scholarship campaign with the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). The campaign, called “We Share the Future,” will raise money to provide students from diverse communities across Iraq with access to higher education. AUIS students majoring in Engineering and Medical Laboratory Sciences who have completed one to two years of undergraduate study will be eligible for scholarships.
Personal Protective Equipment Donation
Acuity donated more than 1,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) items to answer the call put out by the Brevard County Emergency Management Operations Center (EOC) requesting PPE and supplies supporting local hospital workers and emergency responders. Utilizing Acuity’s Mobile Medical Unit (MMU), Acuity representatives delivered 1,000 masks, 150 boxes of gloves, and 10 cartons of gowns to aid local long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Acuity employees participated in a reading party for kids at the Pajama Program Reading Center/Atlanta. The Pajama Program provides storybooks and pajamas to children nationwide who are experiencing challenges beyond their control. The Acuity Atlanta team read books to the children, and our employees generously contributed sets of pajamas, books, and more than $1,000 to support the Pajama Program.
BALAD AIR BASE, IRAQ
Back-to-School Supply Drive
As part of an ongoing community outreach program at Balad Air Force Base, Acuity employees initiated a school supply drive to support the local community and children around the base. More than half of the base’s employees are Iraqis, with many living with their families in the immediate surrounding area. School supplies were collected from employees returning from R&R and financial donations were made to purchase additional supplies locally. More than 400 backpacks filled with supplies were distributed to local children.
AL GARRAF, IRAQ
Turning Back the Tide
Flooding in the Al Garraf area of Iraq caused substantial water damage to classrooms at the local school. Responding to a plea for assistance, employees from Acuity’s Risk Management team donated a portable cabin to the school in Al Mutliej Village. The cabin, which is now being used as the main office and a classroom, helped restore a sense of normalcy for the more than 100 students who attend the school.