We believe in investing in the communities where we live, work, and visit by giving back through the Make Tomorrow Better giving initiative. Our commitment doesn’t stop there; we also participate in hands-on service activities whenever possible. Giving back is not just what we do, it’s who we are.
AIL gave back more than $1.28 million through the Make Tomorrow Better initiative in 2022, and more than $3 million in the last seven years (2016-2022).
*Source: Internal company records.
MEI supports minority entrepreneurship by providing education, mentorship, and opportunities to inspire hope, provide capital, and actively support minority entrepreneurs. Today in America, African American entrepreneurs access less than 2% of venture capital. The MEI is the premiere capital fund connecting impact investors to high-performing minority-owned business opportunities.
Arizona Brainfood’s sole program is providing weekend backpacks of child-friendly, user-friendly food for children in the greater Mesa/Scottsdale area who have been identified by school nurses, teachers, and other personnel as being at risk for hunger. The org discreetly provides the weekend backpacks in the hope that each child will return to school every Monday mentally aware and physically able to concentrate.
Casa Hogar is a home for about 40 boys and girls between the ages of 3-17. They are funded entirely by private donations and get no government support. They provide a safe, family-like environment that stresses education and prepares the children to lead productive lives. Our donations have helped build a playground, a girls dormitory
Veterans Transition Resource Center evolved from helping veterans returning from war to helping veterans from all generations who have fallen through the cracks, often not knowing who to reach out to or what to do next. VTRC provides access to resources, services, and additional programs to get the help our men, women, and their families so desperately need.
UTSW has consistently been ranked among the top Best Hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth and in Texas by U.S. News & World Report. Our donations benefitted UTSW’s Gene Therapy Program, which offers hope to families faced with genetic disorders in children, which can be traced to a single faulty gene. In 2003, researchers successfully mapped the entire human genome—the genetic blueprint for humankind—and they can now pinpoint the exact cause of many diseases.
Square Peg pairs rescued horses with autistic kids in their therapeutic riding program. The kids are as good for the horses as the horses are for the kids. Volunteers helped with light chores, learned about the program, and observed training and lessons. Donations: $10,150
Children in Crisis provides hope for abused, neglected and abandoned children in the community. The Children’s Neighborhood has an emergency shelter and family foster homes that augment the shortage of foster homes in the community. Volunteers helped with spring cleaning the group homes in the Children’s Neighborhood. Donations: $28,700
This organization funds various programs in this underserved rural area. Volunteers visited a CECUDI (a Spanish acronym for day care center) and played with the children, mostly children of local workers. The country’s unstable government withdrew funding before the center was completed. Donations helped finish inside facilities such as restrooms. Donations: $12,950
The agency is a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence. All services and support are provided free of charge through funding made from donations. Volunteers assembled holiday meal baskets for Samaritan Inn’s community outreach program. Donations (including materials): $45,950
This program strives to break the cycle of childhood program by providing prenatal health and education for homeless and disadvantaged moms. Convention attendees brought baby outfits for HPP’s baby showers. Almost everyone who works for the organization is a former client. Donations: $26,340
Operation Homefront provides support services to families of the lowest-paid members of our military, the E-1 through E-6 enlisted ranks, who typically live 80% below the median income level — poverty level. Volunteers built 25 bikes for their holiday toy distribution program. Donations (including bikes and tool kits): $29,820
Fidelco is dedicated to promoting increased independence to blind men and women by providing the highest quality guide dogs. They pioneered a process whereby guide dog users are trained in the communities where they live and work. It costs $45,000 and takes two years to train each dog. Donations: $28,525 (Along with funds raised by our sister company, we raised enough money to sponsor a pup named Bernard, after AIL’s Founder.)
VOAGNO supports and empowers the city’s most vulnerable and underserved residents. They provide more than 20 services programs. Volunteers assembled bags of personal items for homeless veterans. Donations (including project materials): $67,300
Volunteers served lunch at the area’s only homeless shelter. They serve up to 600 meals to homeless and low-income men, women, and children every day. Attendees brought gently used business clothing for the shelter’s job readiness program. Donations: $20,325
This organization collects partially used soap, shampoo, etc. from hotels, recycles it, and distributes to poverty or disaster stricken areas where hygiene is compromised. Volunteers worked at the recycling center to separate collected progress into like bins. Donations: $25,475 (Note: We have since also used CTW’s hygiene kits as components in other projects elsewhere.)