Rod Polston’s Servant Heart Foundation
Rod Polston’s Servant Heart Foundation was created in 2015 to better serve our firm’s local communities. Before Rod had even opened the doors for the firm, helping others was already a way of life due to his upbringing. Rod continued to help by donating time, money or items and encouraged his staff to do the same. The Servant Heart Foundation was born from this sincere desire to improve the lives of others (as was Polston Tax). Since the Foundation’s creation, more than $40,000 has been raised and hundreds of hours have been volunteered. We look forward to helping our clients and those in need around us for many years to come.
Assembling Backpacks: Food for Kids
Volunteer Event January 16, 2017
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma works hard to help feed families all over Oklahoma. One of their most popular programs helps ensure that schoolchildren aren’t hungry over the weekend while they are away from school. The program started in 2003 and now provides more than 2 million meals each school year! Our groups helped put together packages of food for about 3,500 students!
To read more about the Backpack program, click here .
Tulsa Volunteer Event at Eastern Food Bank of Oklahoma
Our Tulsa employees took turns volunteering at the Eastern Food Bank of Oklahoma this last week. They helped package frozen food for families in need. Most of these foods go to one of the 450 partner agencies that the Eastern Food Bank partners with such as food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs and senior centers.
To learn more about the Food Bank, click here.
United Way Day of Caring
What a fun volunteer event! Every year United Way of Norman partners with agencies around Norman, OK to send volunteers out into the community for a Day of Caring . This year over 600 people volunteered at more than 40 locations helping paint, improve buildings, moving furniture, and other help for local nonprofits and charities. We spent a day volunteering at Full Circle Adult Day Center. This was a great match for us as a “Servant’s Heart” is one of their core values.
Habitat for Humanity: Moore
Last week we had the opportunity to help build two houses in Moore, Oklahoma. We sent 16 employees to Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity to help with tiling and roofing. Both of these houses were built for families who lost their homes in the devastating 2013 Moore tornado. Check out some of the work we completed!
Volunteer Event at Infant Crisis Services July 6th, 2017
Infant Crisis Services works to make sure no baby in the city goes cold or hungry. The organization provides formal, baby and toddler food, diapers, blankets, clothing and other basic necessities. A parent in need can go there and receive a week’s supply of diapers, a weeks’ worth of formula, a pack of baby or toddler food, clothing, a bottle, a pack of wipes, a sleeper, socks, and blanket, an age appropriate toy, and a book. A parent can visit up to five times in the baby's first 48 months.
On July 6th, members of the Polston Tax team helped package 255 diaper packages for distribution to families. That's over 11,000 diapers!!
You can learn more about what Infant Crisis Services does and how you can help by visiting their website!