BALDWIN & SONS SUCCESSFULLY RAISED $120,000 IN FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR SOUTH BAY COMMUNITY SERVICES, SIGNIFICANTLY SURPASSING THE TARGET GOAL
All monies raised will support the San Diego County non-profit SBCS’ substantially expanded efforts to feed regional families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Baldwin & Sons is proud to announce that its leadership team has successfully raised over $120,000 in support of the local San Diego non-profit South Bay Community Services (SBCS). All funds raised will be donated to SBCS to support the non-profit’s Food Program which feeds individuals in need in San Diego County and which has dramatically expanded its giving to meet demand resulting from COVID-19 impacts. The company exceeded its $100,000 fundraising target in collaboration with valued colleagues, associates and business partners who all joined forces to contribute to the regional effort.
“In March we learned that South Bay Community Services had an urgent need for assistance,” says Al Baldwin, founder and CEO of Baldwin & Sons. “Prior to the pandemic, they were feeding 500 people per month in the region and at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, that number jumped to over 20,000 per month. I knew how lucky our company and the housing industry at-large has been during this ordeal because we have been deemed an essential business. That puts us in a unique position to come together and help SBCS in their important work to assist others who have been less fortunate.”
Based in Chula Vista, California, South Bay Community Services (SBCS) is a community-based non-profit organization providing a comprehensive range of services for children, youth, and families in San Diego County. SBCS has been supporting San Diego County since 1971 and has grown to serve more than 50,000 people annually through an array of services. The non-profit’s Food Program collaborates efficiently with volunteers and purchases supplies from food banks; however, the pandemic led to a significant weekly shortfall in funds to purchase the food necessary to meet Coronavirus-related demand.
“We set a goal of $100,000 for our fundraising effort to support the South Bay Community Services Food Program” adds Baldwin. “Together, valued members of our team, along with our subcontractors and associates, not only reached but exceeded our goal. I am so very proud of all who so generously gave their time and money during such challenging times to help meet one of the most basic needs in life, which is food.”
Baldwin & Sons donated $25,000 to the campaign. Jose Capati, Melissa Hazlett, George Johsz, Nick Lee, Steven Moffat, Bendt Norby, Dawn Norton, JoLynn Nunes, Mark Rhyme, Tammy Riley and Alan Rye are among the key members of the Baldwin & Sons team who, along with Al Baldwin, are responsible for the successful fundraise effort.
Donations to the campaign supporting SBCS’ Food Program may be made online at https://southbaycommunityservices.networkforgood.com/projects/99298-help-feed-families-in-need