For over 50 years, Leonard has given back to the communities it serves. Begining in 2015 we are doing this more formally through a working foundation which collects and gives to four beneficiaries each year. Company employees choose the worthy causes and the company pledges to match each donnation.
Autism Society of North Carolina
Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen®organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, we’ve invested more than $2.6 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. Our efforts have helped reduce death rates from breast cancer by 34 percent since 1990; and has helped improve five-year relative survival rates for early stage cancers from 74 to 99 percent. And we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.
Wounded Warrior Project - July and August 2015
Leonard has long been a strong supporter of the men and women who serve our country through military duty. Several of our stores are very near forts and bases and we work hard to pay special attention to the needs of our military servants.
Wounded Warrior Mission: To honor and empower Wounded Warriors
Purpose: A) To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. B) To help injured service members aid and assist each other. and C) To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. Collected $2,911
St. Jude Children's Hospital - April, May, & June 2015
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Unlike other hospitals, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from generous donors. It costs $2 million per day to operate St. Jude, and public contributions provide 75 percent of the funds necessary to operate the hospital.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. While we accept insurance, many services provided by St. Jude have never been covered by insurance, and will not be in the future. In fact, only 12% of the money to operate the hospital comes from insurance recoveries and 10% comes from grants. This is vastly different than most other hospitals that can generate more than 90% of their revenues from insurance recoveries and other sources. And it's a different financial and operating model than large grant-making charities. Leonard collected from its genorous customers $2,904 over these three months. Leonard proudly matches the contributions collected and gives it to charitable organizations four times a year. Collected $2,904
Mission: To offer this program to every city in the country so children, young adults and adults alike with special needs around the globe will have this same opportunity to play baseball. The Miracle League believes; “Every Child Deserves A Chance to Play Baseball.”
Leonard has been a long time supporter of the United Fund of Surry who has served the needs of people in Surry County through its member agencies. These needs include crisis and emergency care; food, utility, and medial assistance; shelter; and counseling services. United Fund’s 26 member agencies include Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, Yokefellow Ministries, and 5 area rescue squads. United Fund’s main goal is to raise money for these agencies to allow them to do what they do best, helping people, instead of focusing efforts on fund-raising.
Other Non-Profits and Community Organizations we support