TPS Group Actively Supports The Community
Feeding The Future
The Locker Project connects food-insecure children in Maine with nourishing food to improve their learning capacity, health, and future.
TPS Group will be running a new "Casual Days for Change" campaign from now through Labor Day for The Locker Project. The Locker Project, in partnership with the Good Shepherd Food Bank, helps ensure food security for all Maine children through local schools. The Locker Project works with schools to create programs for providing students with healthy class-time snacks and take-home food for the times they are most likely to experience hunger. All summer long, the Locker Project distributes fresh produce to kids and their families at sites throughout Portland, South Portland, and Westbrook.
July 2018 - September 2018
Childhood Cancer Awareness
TPS started a "Jeans for Change" campaign to benefit Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation.
For our 3rd year in a row, beginning on September 1st - the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - our office started a "Jeans for Change" campaign to benefit Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation. AWOCCF is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity that is working closely with scientists, researchers and doctors - who are pioneers in the pediatric cancer field, who are on the forefront of bringing many alternative therapies into clinic which could prolong the lives of children diagnosed with cancer until a cure is funded. Right now there are over 40,000 children being treated for childhood cancer but research funding is limited as pharmaceutical companies do not see the efforts as profitable. Recognizing that children should not be viewed as a profit, but, rather, our investment, Arms Wide Open raises money for alternative therapies and actual treatments these children so desperately need in order to survive. (Photos courtesy of Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation)
September 2016 - October 2016
Helping out at the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
Once a month, a group of TPS team members heads down to help out at the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen in New Haven, CT.
Our CT office started a monthly volunteer program in July to help out at the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) in New Haven, CT. Once a month, a group of team members heads down to DESK. The mission of DESK is to provide free, nutritious meals for homeless individuals and families, and the working and non-working poor of the greater New Haven area. To this end, DESK provides daily hot evening meals, bag lunches, weekly food pantry bags, and an emergency food bank for people in crisis. DESK also has a Pet Food Pantry and a biweekly Food Supplement program for seniors. All of DESK’s services are free.
July 2016 - present
Jeans for Change
Our team members wore jeans to the office any day of the week for as little as $1 donation per day.
We held a “Jeans for Change” campaign to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. Our team members wore jeans to the office any day of the week for as little as $1 donation per day. In 2015, the Connecticut Food Bank distributed enough food to prepare more than 18.5 million meals to people in need in six of the state’s eight counties. Nearly half a million Connecticut residents struggle with hunger; more than 140,000 children are food insecure. These are people from all walks of life – children, working parents, seniors or people living with disabilities. (According to Connecticut Food Bank’s website)
June 2016 – July 2016
TPS Group Sponsors the National Brain Tumor Society
We were honored to be one of the sponsors for the National Brain Tumor Society's Connecticut Brain Freeze event that took place on Sunday March 6 at Savin Rock Conference Center in West Haven, CT. Some of our team members either took the dip or volunteered.
We were honored to be one of the sponsors for the National Brain Tumor Society's Connecticut Brain Freeze event that took place on Sunday March 6 at Savin Rock Conference Center in West Haven, CT. Some of our team members either took the dip or volunteered. As many of you know, TPS Group purchased R. J. Michalski, Inc. in March 2008. After a 2 ½ year courageous battle with brain cancer, Robert Michalski passed away in April 2010. His daughter and manager in our North Haven office, Kristen Michalski, co-chaired this first event in CT. She’s pictured on the right with another one of our team members, Jaclyn Oram. (Photos courtesy of National Brain Tumor Society)