Giving Back. Volunteering. Inspiring.
At APD, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and giving back is more than just a business practice, it’s a longstanding part of who we are. It’s supporting customers, nonprofits and small businesses – in good times and bad. One of the ways we express this is by giving back to the communities where we work and live.
Through a broad range of community initiatives, charitable giving, and volunteerism, we seek to create value for society and bring joy to people’s lives. It adds up to a very real impact on local communities near and far — and an enduring giving culture that stems directly from our mission as a company: to help people realize their full potential, in everything they do.
APD supports employees’ grassroots efforts to give to their communities. APD’s employee giving and volunteering program offers employees specified paid time off to volunteer and support charitable causes.
Events and charitable organizations APD and its staff support include:
- American Red Cross – APD hosts blood drives with the American Red Cross.
- Brighton Little League sponsorship.
- Camp Good Days and Special Times – A not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges. All of the programs and services provided by Camp Good Days are offered free of charge for the participants, which is only possible through the generosity of so many individuals and organizations and the success of our many special fundraising events.
- Canandaigua Comfort Care Home – The Canandaigua Comfort Care Home is a residential home for terminally ill people with less than three months to live. It provides a home-like, peaceful setting for guests and families and is run by professional staff and volunteers. Guests are not charged for their stay. The home operates through fundraising efforts and grants.
- Canstruction® is a unique charity art exhibition and event featuring structures made by teams of volunteers, youth groups and/or Canstruction contractors. Structures are made entirely out of full cans of food. At the end of an exhibition or event all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations.
- Canandaigua Knights Hockey – A nonprofit membership corporation established to provide an opportunity for the youth of the Greater Canandaigua area to participate in the great sport of ice hockey.
- Finger Lakes Community College Athletics Program
- Habitat for Humanity – A fully autonomous, non-profit, tax-exempt organization which is responsible for its own fund raising Habitat volunteers work in partnership with responsible low-income families to construct inexpensive but sturdy homes. The families then purchase the homes on a no-profit, no-interest basis. Building sites are donated to or purchased by Habitat.
- Iron Angel Memorial Foundation, Inc. – The Heather Frazer Boyum Iron Angel Memorial Foundation supports a scholarship for a Fairport HS student to pursue a science degree. It also gives financial assistance for members of the Rochester community who may find themselves in emergency monetary need.
- March of Dimes – Through programs and services in communities across New York State, March of Dimes promote healthy pregnancies and babies, and work to prevent premature birth and birth defects.
- QUEST Horsemanship – QUEST Horsemanship is a specialized community of equines and people, with and without disabilities, who work together to promote healing relationships and physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. QUEST clients work on social interaction and on horsemanship skills such as balance, focus, muscle memory and endurance to become the best possible teammates to their willing equine partners.
- School of the Holy Childhood – A non-denominational, non-profit agency, that has enriched the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 65 years.
- School of the Holy Childhood, Partners with Industry – Partners With Industry (PWI), is designed to train individuals in achieving maximum production and high quality levels. They perform sub contract work such as sorting, assembly, fulfillment, shrink wrapping, bulk mailings and other labor intensive work. PWI contracts with local area businesses large and small.
- Wildlife Defenders – Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. – The Wildlife Defenders Program is a wildlife education outreach group run by the day program members of Bridges for Brain Injury Inc, all who are adult survivors of brain injuries or with other disabilities. Sharing live native and exotic species, the Wildlife Defenders visit schools, youth groups, nursing homes, community events, and veterans programs to present formal and informal programs and displays. They share interesting facts about their animal ambassadors and encourage environmental and wildlife conservation awareness.