EarthLIGHT in Action Participants Recap!

October 23, 2023 Heather Cerny

EarthLIGHT in Action Participants Recap! 

Over the past year, our agencies and customers have put EarthLIGHT into action by volunteering, making charitable contributions, positively impacting the environment, promoting the overall well-being of their employees, and selling and featuring installed energy-efficient Acuity Brands® products to reduce our customers' carbon footprint! These inspiring efforts have led to over 80 organizations being positively impacted by the great work of our agencies and customers. Acuity Brands is honored to donate $70,000 to seven charitable organizations on behalf of our agencies and customers who were awarded through our quarterly raffles.

Our first and second quarter raffles resulted in Illuminations, James G. Murphy Company and Graybar Canada being recognized for their EarthLIGHT efforts. Illuminations - one of Acuity's Northeast agents, chose to give a generous donation to the Lions Club International in Turkey while also promoting a fundraiser through the Turkish Philanthropy Funds to bring relief to those impacted by the February 6 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated southeast Turkey. Illuminations chose to have their $10,000 Acuity EarthLIGHT in Action donation made to the fundraiser promoted through the Turkish Philanthropy Funds.

James G. Murphy Company, Acuity's Greenville, SC based agent, volunteered in their local community to build homes with Habitat for Humanity South Carolina. With their $10,000 EarthLIGHT in Action donation, they chose Cancer Survivors Park Alliance whose mission is to "serve as a catalyst for collaborative activities to engage, empower and enhance the lives of all cancer survivors - those living with cancer, their families and caregivers, and those who are surviving with the memory of someone lost to the disease."

Graybar Canada also earned a charitable donation for their own EarthLIGHT efforts through their generous monetary donation to Food Banks Canada with a corporate donation and donations from employees. Graybar Canada also contributed their $10,000 EarthLIGHT in Action charitable donation to Food Banks Canada who is working towards their vision of a "Canada where no one goes hungry."

Our third quarter raffle awarded West Michigan Lighting and Controls and Connexion for their efforts in the community. West Michigan Lighting and Controls, Acuity's Grand Rapids based agent, volunteered at Kids' Food Basket by packaging healthy food for distribution in the West Michigan community. West Michigan Lighting has decided to give the $10,000 Acuity EarthLIGHT in Action donation to Kids' Food Basket.

In addition, for their own EarthLIGHT efforts, Connexion supported the Chicago Furniture Bank by putting together over 250 care packages with household/kitchen essentials for families in need. Connexion awarded their $10,000 Acuity EarthLIGHT in Action donation to the Chicago Furniture Bank.

Our fourth quarter raffle awarded Lighting and Electrical Sales Co and Electrozad. Lighting and Electrical Sales Co, Acuity's Houston, TX based agent, decided to put EarthLIGHT into action by hosting a shoe drive to collect shoes for families in underserved communities. Through their efforts, 44 pairs of new shoes were donated to Sole Loved, an organization that distributes shoes to children in need. Lighting and Electrical Sales Co also awarded their $10,000 Acuity EarthLIGHT in Action donation to Sole Loved, so that they can provide many more shoes to children in need.

In addition, for their own EarthLIGHT efforts, Electrozad funded over $1,000 worth of backpacks and school supplies to give to children in need in the Chatham-Kent community. Because of their efforts, Acuity is honored to donate $10,000 on behalf of Electrozad to their chosen charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities®. Ronald McDonald House Charities provide care and support to families of children who require extensive medical care while they undergo treatment.

Acuity Brands also donated $20,000 through EarthLIGHT on behalf of our Veteran's Employee Resource Group to Camp Southern Ground, an organization that, "brings together typically developing children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), learning and attention issues, social or emotional challenges, and those with family members serving in the military along with underserved youth." Associates from Acuity gathered at Camp Southern Ground to present the donation, an additional $20,000 donation from our C&I Agency Leaders, 1,000 kits packed during the NEXT '23 tradeshow to aid their youth summer camp and veterans' programs, and to volunteer on their 11.5-acre USDA Certified Organic farm.

We are inspired by these organizations and the incredible impact of our agency partners and customers who put EarthLIGHT into action! See how your company can be entered into the next  EarthLIGHT in Action drawing here. Don't forget to check out #EarthLIGHTinAction on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see all of the great work our agents and customers are doing in their local communities. And remember to tag @acuitybrands and #EarthLIGHTinAction on your posts!

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