FirstFruits Marketing of Washington Honored for Changing the Lives of Yakima Children
YAKIMA, Wash.; November 9, 2015- FirstFruits Marketing of
Washington was honored at the 17th annual "Make A Difference"
banquet on Thursday, October 29, 2015, hosted by the Southeast
Yakima Community Center and the Opportunities Industrialization
Center of Washington. The banquet highlights 46 years of
serving the Yakima community and honors companies and individuals'
commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.
The recognition is a result of an ongoing partnership between
FirstFruits and the Southeast Yakima Community Center.
Recently, FirstFruits donated $5,000 to create a computer lab for
the grade school children of an impoverished neighborhood who spend
after school hours at the center. In addition, several
FirstFruits employees are active volunteers with the organization
teaching self-image through dance classes and participating in
various events throughout the year such as the annual holiday meal
at Christmas and the national night out event.
"We're extremely honored and humbled to be recognized by the
Southeast Yakima Community Center and the Opportunities
Industrialization of Washington," said Naomi Lule, CFO of
FirstFruits Marketing of Washington and chair of FirstFruits
Marketing of Washington Missions Commissions. "We are
fortunate to be able to be a major partner of this crucial work
both in human input and in financial contribution."
Operating under the servant leadership business model,
FirstFruits is about coming together for a greater purpose and
giving back is a priority. Additional recent philanthropic
endeavors include sponsoring Yakima's Northwest Harvest's "Carve
Out Hunger" event where it raised over 69,000 meals and donating
$5,000 to Convoy of Hope for South Carolina relief. Annually,
a percentage of FirstFruits profits are allocated by its employees
to non-profit organizations.