At Estes, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve. That’s why our company and its employees have devoted countless hours and resources over the years to causes such as:
- The Children’s Hospital Foundation: In 2021, the Estes company and the Estes family together donated $2 million to support construction of the Wonder Tower at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The Wonder Tower is slated to open in 2023 and will be home to the hospital’s pediatric trauma center, emergency room, inpatient units, operating rooms, imaging center, and family amenities.
- Supporting Our Troops: Estes is proud to support our military and will forever be grateful for the sacrifices made by America’s men and women in uniform. Over the years we’ve helped provide outreach to active-duty service members in combat and disaster-relief zones by delivering care packages and supplies. And we continue to support Wreaths Across America every holiday season by delivering fresh evergreen wreaths to the gravesites of fallen veterans.
- Employee-Directed Giving: In 2021, Estes donated $500,000 across 12 nonprofit organizations of our employees’ choosing. Through a company-wide nomination and voting process, we asked our employees to identify the causes they cared most about. We then made donations to those that received the most employee votes, including charities with missions to support children, health, seniors, pets, and veterans.
- Grassroots Community Involvement: The spirit of giving is strong among Estes employees in their local communities. Many of our terminals choose to celebrate the holidays by participating in the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program, or adopting a family through Angel Tree. Every year, there’s an outpouring of generosity from our employees as they donate toys, clothes and supplies for families that cannot afford gifts.