Workplace Campaign Spotlight: Publix
Publix Super Markets, 2016 recipient of United Way of Williamson County’s Summit Award, has a strong history of providing outstanding support through contributions, volunteerism, United Way committee involvement, and raising awareness for United Way in the community.
“Publix is committed to being involved as a responsible citizen in our community,” said Tom Sayers, Publix district manager over the company’s Williamson County stores. “It is part of our mission statement and part of our culture. Our founder, George Jenkins, was passionate about supporting the community.”
This commitment is reflected in the generosity of Publix and its associates.
In 2016 alone, Publix and its associates raised a combined $425,415 for the community through their United Way of Williamson County Workplace Campaign and corporate gift. But this generosity is not limited to financial contributions.
“Our stores have a great connection with United Way,” said Sayers. “Many of our leaders are members of boards or United Way groups. Our team has been involved in United Way Days of Caring and has seen firsthand how their support benefits the community.”
As part of Publix’s workplace campaign this year, the company produced its own video to illustrate the impact of United Way’s and its partners’ work and associates toured local agencies to see some of this work first-hand.
Throughout the year, Publix also routinely donates food and in-kind sponsorships for United Way events such as Taste of Williamson County and they raise the level of community awareness with their school supply drive efforts. At various times, they also help promote United Way by producing and using specially branded bags in their stores.
Through all these efforts, Publix Super Markets is a strong ally in the fight to remove barriers to learning, support the community’s most vulnerable, and reduce burdens of financial need.
Thank you for helping build a stronger community!