Work September 10, 2013

Central Defense Looks Out for Le Bonheur families


inferno client Central Defense Security (CDS) recently provided a different type of security for families with children being treated at Le Bonheur Children’s hospital.

A few months back, inferno’s PR team created a questionnaire to determine the interests and current volunteer work of CDS employees. The goal was to find an organization that would be the best match for the community service interests of CDS employees. Choosing an organization that employees felt passionately about would maximize the positive impact of their efforts.

The results indicated that most CDS employees felt strongly about contributing to a local children’s cause.

With inferno’s assistance, CDS began a partnership with Le Bonheur and FedExFamilyHouse, an organization that offers a home away from home for the out-of-town families of Le Bonheur patients. The PR team worked with CDS’ Regional Manager Jason King and Director of Community Relations Ken Moody to establish relationships with both organizations. As soon as we started scheduling events, CDS folks were ready to get to work.

In early June, 20 CDS employees volunteered at FedExFamilyHouse to prepare more than 100 sack lunches, which were invaluable to families on their way to spend time with loved ones. But the partnership didn’t end there. In late July, CDS employees made dozens of donations to FedExFamilyHouse, ranging from toys to toiletries.

CDS has also hosted two movie events in Le Bonheur’s Room of Magic. At both events, CDS brought a movie, assorted snacks, and refreshments for patients and their families to enjoy.

A big thanks to CDS for all they do for the families at Le Bonheur. Take a look at the photos and media coverage that captured their hard work.