A Culture of Community Service
In 2017, AMS Fulfillment gained the highly coveted B Corporation status, which includes a legal commitment to uphold social and environmental goals and to adhere to a standard that considers more than profit. For AMS, this was not a difficult requirement, as these principles have been our mission from the start. At AMS Fulfillment, we believe strongly that community support is essential to building a positive future for many generations to come.
Employer of Diverse Individuals
AMS is a job provider committed to diversity. We work with community organizations to hire individuals with disabilities, persons who are homeless, at-risk youth, the aging population, single parents and individuals involved with the justice system. We participate in the following employment-related programs:
- We initiated a program with Pleasantview Industries, with a core mission to provide employment opportunities to developmentally disabled adults. AMS currently employs 17 adults from the program.
- We embraced the federal Greater Avenue for Independence (GAIN) Program, a welfare-to-work program, and hired 57 of the individuals referred to us.
- We initiated an at-risk youth hiring program two years ago with the Sheriff Department’s Youth Activity League. At one point, we employed 27 youths from this program.
- We actively support Santa Clarita’s Youth Employment Services (YES) program and have had a number of at-risk youth intern with us and then join our team.
- We have been heavily involved in Los Angeles County’s Fair Chance Hiring Campaign, which raises awareness about the benefits of hiring justice-involved workers, and we have hired re-entry individuals for the past several years.
We hire older workers, veterans, interns from local high schools and community colleges, as well as recruits from the amazing workforce candidates here in the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas. AMS has certainly been fortunate to build a balanced and exceptional workforce!
A Charitable Service to Those in Need
Community support is essential to building a positive future and is part of our commitment to a better world as a B Corporation. AMS dedicates energy, effort and financial resources toward numerous programs and charitable organizations:
- Employees volunteer with the Santa Clarita Search and Rescue Team, which is an elite volunteer group formed to assist the Sheriff of Los Angeles County upon request.
- We help raise money for the Special Olympics, the organization that encourages people with intellectual disabilities to participate in individual and team sports.
- AMS has been a corporate sponsor for the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) Search & Rescue Team Trail Challenge.
- We support the SCV Sheriff’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides equipment and crime prevention materials to local law enforcement.
- We donate to the SCV Sheriff Department’s Annual Toy Drive.
- We sell donated clothing and other items and give the proceeds to the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita.
- One of our clients donated $100,000 of sports apparel, shoes and equipment to the Sheriff’s Department Youth Activity League.
- An AMS owner and his wife actively support the Senior Concerns organization, which serves seniors and their caregivers and families.
- AMS helps raise money for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department “999 for Kids” Program, which helps physically and mentally challenged children who are victims of abuse, neglect or family violence.
- We direct client donations and abandoned inventory to Shelter Partnership, Inc. to help prevent and end homelessness.
- Our CEO and fellow team members help raise money for breast cancer research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
- We participate in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau SWAT Team mud run and the post-event BBQ.
- AMS provides the website, order processing and shipping for the Entertainment AIDS Alliance annual online home entertainment sale.
- One of our owners is a board member and active participant in Arise Rwanda Ministries, which provides education, clean water and microfinancing to communities in that nation.
- We support the JDRF One Walk, an organization of people working together to change the future of those with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
- An AMS supervisor is involved in a community outreach program called Church in the Park, which provides food, clothing and ministry to underprivileged families.
- An employee represented AMS by participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Lock-up Event to promote awareness and raise money for MD research.