We Give. We Care. We Share.
Whether we’re ringing the Salvation Army bell at a mall outside of Rochester, NY or acting as a patron sponsor of the Camp Harbor View summer beach ball event in Boston, MA, Lewis Tree Service is committed to serving in our communities across the nation.
On an annual basis, our corporate staff alone volunteers close to 1,000 hours of service. Our crew members also participate in events across the country like installing a butterfly garden at an elementary school in Baltimore, MD, planting trees for Arbor Day in Indiana and participating in Saluting Branches events nationwide.
We’re All in This Together
All Lewis employees are encouraged to take a full day or two half days per year to volunteer in our communities to read to children, build a home, plant trees, etc. The lucky few participate in charity golf events! The only caveat is that the day must be spent volunteering alongside a cross-functional team from Lewis to encourage teamwork and collaboration.
The Giving Tree
The Lewis Giving Tree Committee allocates funds each year among 50–70 small, non-profit organizations. One day per year, we set-up tables in our cafeteria and encourage the not-for-profits to come to our facility and share what they’re doing. It’s a feel-good event that helps to put faces and names to our giving.
MCC Scholarship Fund
In early 2016, Tom Rogers, CEO, was invited to a roundtable at Monroe Community College (MCC) where he heard amazing stories of the MCC Foundation working with inner-city schools to mentor students and build their confidence. With statements like, “When you go to college, you’re going to MCC,” they were planting the seeds early on that these students will go to college. Tom was so moved that Lewis Tree Service, with the backing of its entire senior staff, agreed to donate financial resources over the next four years to the school’s scholarship program and endowment. As an ESOP organization, it would have been easy for any member of our team to think, “Hey, that’s my money.” Instead, we collectively agreed that it’s a worthwhile investment for the community. We know that we’ve been blessed as an organization and that it’s our obligation to give back.