COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

ULG Companies, LLC is strongly committed to giving back to the communities we serve. It is such a commitment that it was included in our Company’s Mission Statement and we provide our internal employees 8 hours annually for Community Service. Below is a listing of the charities that ULG has made monetary donations as well as a description of the community service our employees have performed.


Donations

  • American Heart Association

    Dallas, TX

  • Animal rescurers Without Borders

    San Diego, CA

  • Anna's Celebration of Life Foundation Inc

    Indianapolis, IN

  • A-Way Home Shelter

    Greencastle, IN

  • Canines for Disabled Kids

    Worcester, MA

  • Catholic Relief Services

    Baltimore, MD

  • CICF - Central Indiana Community Foundation

    Indianapolis, IN

  • Compassion International

    Colorado Springs, CO

  • Father Joe's Villages

    San Diego, CA

  • Food Finders Food Bank Food Resource & Educ Ctr

    Lafayette, IN

  • Friends of Jackson County Animal Shelter Pets

    Ocean Springs, MS

  • Humane Society of Putnam County

    Greencastle, IN

  • Lucky Pup Dog Rescue

    San Diego, CA

  • Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

    Triangle, VA

  • Mitchell Cancer Institute

    Mobile, AL

  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

    Norwalk, CT

  • Natalie's Second Chance

    Lafayette, IN

  • National Autism Association

    Portsmouth, RI

  • New Providence Food Pantry

    Greencastle, IN

  • New Vision Baptist Church

    Newton, NC

  • Northwest Harvest

    Seattle, WA

  • Nothing Down

    nothingdown.org/
  • Open Arms Women's Shelter

    Kokomo, IN

  • PCOS Awareness Association

    Seattle, WA

  • Riley Children's Foundation

    Indianapolis, IN

  • Riley Children's Hospital

    Indianapolis, IN

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central OH

    Columbus, OH

  • SaintA

    Wauwatosa, WI

  • Snowball Express

    Grapevine, TX

  • St Jude Childrens Research

    Carmel, IN

  • Stand Up To Cancer

    Los Angeles, CA

  • The Lord's Pantry @ Anna's House

    Indianapolis, IN

  • The Ocean Conservancy

    Washington, DC

  • Thomas Hilt Allen Foundation

    Copley, OH

  • Twin Rivers Blue Star Mothers IN-11

    Logansport, IN

  • United Pentecostal Church of Noblesville

    Noblesville, IN

  • V Foundation

    Cary, NC

  • Waters Edge Church

    Newport News, VA

Community Service

Beyond Homeless

Tracey Goad from the ULG Staffing Division took advantage of her Community Service Day at Beyond Homeless, which is Putnam County, Indiana’s Homeless Shelter for women and children. This is the only shelter for women and children for Putnam, Parke, and Clay counties. The shelter has a capacity for 24 people and currently houses 8 women and 3 children.

Tracey spent the day sorting and organizing different types of donations, such as paper products, hygiene products, bedding and clothing donations. She transported a load of clothing, books, miscellaneous items and household goods to the Thrift Shop (that the shelter runs) for resale as well as transported a load to the local Goodwill store. There were items that would not sell well at the Thrift Store, but that were still usable.

Tracey had the following to say about her experience at Beyond Homeless:

“ I learned quite a bit about what works for donations and what would be better donated to another cause. I found what sort of donations are usable at the shelter and by the residents.”

“I worked closely with the Director all day and found that our jobs can be very similar on a day-to-day basis. We actually work with some of the same people and organizations to try and help people on a regular basis.”

“It was physically different from what I normally do, but it was the same concept. I’m exhausted, but it was a great day! Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to do this on an annual basis.”

Creek to Bay Cleanup

Priscilla Barr and Sandra Vega (in the blue ULG Marine shirts) from the ULG Marine Division spent their Saturdaymorning helping the Creek to Bay Cleanup at EarthLab, Millennial Park and Tech Middle School in San Diego, CA. They spent their time picking up trash like cigarette butts and broken glass in the park. The Creek to Bay Cleanup is the signature event of I Love A Clean San Diego that hosts multiple inland and coastal cleanup sites simultaneously throughout San Diego County as a way of taking personal responsibility for the state of our environment and the health of our local communities.  

Priscilla had the following to say about her experience:  

“Volunteer work isn’t always easy, but it is rewarding to help a community keep its parks clean. I had a great time cleaning up Millennial Park with an amazing group of volunteers. One father brought his five sons who were all excited to help out and very respectful. The joy of helping them clean up their park and getting to know new people across our city was great. It left me wanting to do more for my city so I’ve already planned our next opportunity to help keep our city clean and beautiful.”  

Sandra had the following to comment about her Community Service with Creek to Bay Cleanup:

  “We pretty much spent the day going around the park and picking up trash.  There was a huge pile of glass all over that we were able to see and pick up around the park as well as around the community by the houses.  Most families came and brought their children which I thought was pretty awesome.  Everyone received a bucket and a trash grabber and made sure we left the park in good conditions. It was a pretty nice experience to be able to help out especially in our close communities.”

Nine13sports

Gary Hentschel, CEO of ULG Companies, LLC, serves on the Board of Directors of Nine13sports, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes health, wellness and exercise for local central Indiana youth through a variety of school and community based programs integrating technology and traditional biking. 

This picture shows Gary participating in Nine13's Kids Riding Bikes program at Indianapolis Public School #82. Although Gary is an avid rider, he is no match for these 4th graders as they get great exercise as well as learning about the science, technology, engineering and math that creates and measures their results.

Beyond Homeless – 2018

Tracey Goad from the ULG Staffing Division took advantage of 2018’s Community Service Day by working at Beyond Homeless for a second time, which is Putnam County, Indiana’s Homeless Shelter for women and children. This is the only shelter for women and children for Putnam, Parke, and Clay counties. The shelter has a capacity for 24 people and currently houses 8 women and 3 children.

 

This experience was much different than Tracey’s work in December of 2017 for Beyond Homeless. This time, Tracey spent the day mostly by herself painting about 15 door frames. She interacted with some of the six residents, volunteers, director, and executive director only briefly as she painted. She finished all of the work they had planned for her to do in about 7 hours.