At HJ3, several principals drive our company culture and pursuit of relentless quality, the most impactful (in my humble opinion) being that of giving back to our community. In fact, HJ3 pledges 1,000 hours of community service as a company every year, and 2014 saw a great success to this endeavor. Thank you for contributing to our success!
In April, HJ3 assembled the largest team at the Tucson Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk, which took place at the University of Arizona. The event raised more than $120,000 to help in the search for a cure of cystic fibrosis, a disease that affects more than 30,000 children and adults across the United States. It was an honor to be a part of such a worthy cause, and we all thoroughly enjoyed a day in the sunshine!
Throughout 2014, and with continuing efforts into 2015 and beyond, HJ3 also contributed time and marketing help to Tucson Science Works, a non-profit organization that is building a hands-on discovery center for young adults. We are proud to be a part of the Tucson Science Garage, and we’re excited to unveil the Garage’s exciting new exhibits for people of all ages to interact with everyday phenomena as they’ve never seen before!
In August, HJ3 was honored to help an organization known locally as “Love Every Day”. We worked in honor of Mason David Sipe, a happy baby boy and nephew to one of HJ3’s employees, who sadly passed away two months before his first birthday. And while the Love Every Day crew thanked us over and over again for our help with setting up a room full of activities for over 100 boys and girls, the real thanks honestly goes to the Love Every Day organization. Its principals are simple: show our children and those around us that we love them, every single day.
We wrapped up 2014 with our annual Salvation Army Adopt a Family event. HJ3 raised a record $2,200 this year, enabling us to adopt 3 different families in need. After a delicious company breakfast, we set out to deliver hundreds of gifts that were purchased and wrapped with individual families in mind. It was a great way to wrap up a year of prosperity, happiness, and giving back.
Happy Holidays from all of us at HJ3 Composite Technologies. Thank you for being part of our best year yet, and here’s to a prosperous 2015 for all!