Giving Doesn’t End With the Holidays

Posted by AMS / Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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A few years ago AMS became a B-Corporation and Social Enterprise. B-Corporations agree to the higher social and environmental standards that balance the needs of shareholders with customers, employees, the environment and local communities.

AMS Fulfillment is an employer of more than 500 individuals. Located on both the West and East coasts, the company does its best to balance the needs of clients and employees and also serve the local communities. Hand in hand with Workforce Development through education and training, AMS is keenly focused on the underserved job seekers, spanning a wide demographic from single mothers to the homeless, to veterans and seniors, to formerly incarcerated individuals and to individuals with disabilities.

AMS is involved in the community in many ways. One of the community organizations we support is Single Mothers Outreach. The following information comes from their website:

“Parenting is too important a responsibility to bear alone, yet all too often single mothers are forced to do just that. Because we believe that effective parenting leads to successful, well-adjusted children, Single Mothers Outreach scaffolds families facing sudden housing instability, income loss, emotional trauma, and social deterioration as the result of divorce, abandonment, or widowhood.

“With a mission to “empower single parents and their children by providing hope, support, and resources so families can become self-sustaining and thrive,” Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) directly helps single parents find jobs, get educated, secure housing, stabilize their children’s emotional states, manage their finances, and help one another.”

AMS Fulfillment works with Single Mothers Outreach regarding jobs and training. SMO is one of the organizations that has matched candidates with a program developed by AMS and College of the Canyons, the Pre-Apprentice Program. This program is focused on individuals who are struggling to gain and maintain employment.

Around Christmastime, AMS invites its clients to donate their overstock and/or gently used returns to SMO, with AMS providing the fulfillment services at no charge. By working together with our generous clients, we have been able to put clothing, shoes, toys, small appliances and products of all sorts and kinds into the hands of individuals and families in need of help. Most of the donations go to the organization’s boutique, Closet on Main.

Recently a visitor to our blog shared their organization’s offering, A Single Mother’s Guide to Digital Banking, while thanking us for our support of single mothers.

AMS appreciates the encouragement, and we encourage others to support Single Mothers Outreach. US and global citizens have recently entered a time period where wage earners will be under financial stress. Organizations like SMO will be essential to the wellbeing of working mothers as we move through these challenges. We encourage readers to support SMO and other organizations in their communities that serve those in need.