Pegasus TransTech corporate citizenship mission is simple: to serve the public good through innovative technologies in order to deliver on our business responsibilities of growth and value to our customers and employees. Whether it is demonstrating ethical business standards, achieving sound environmental practices of reducing paperwork and waste and performing to the highest business standards, Pegasus TransTech is committed to being a good corporate citizen.
Pegasus TransTech is proud of its corporate citizenship, which has included employee participation in:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk
Pegasus TransTech employees and their families have formed a team and participated for several years in the annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night walk in Tampa. Funds raised support research for better therapies and cures for leukemia and lymphoma.More than $3,800 has been raised for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by Pegasus TransTech employees. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is dedicated to finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improving the quality of life for patients and their families. The Suncoast Chapter serves the counties of Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota.
This charitable organization consists of volunteers who make wooden toys and donate them to charitable organizations for sick and needy children. Pegasus TransTech Chairman & CEO Bob Helms is president of the Toymakers of Eastlake. He has served on the Board of Directors of Toymakers of East Lake since December 2009. More than 250,000 brightly painted simple wooden toys have been donated to local non-profit agencies in the local communities in Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Alachua counties including The Ronald McDonald Houses, All Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospital in Tampa, Shands Pediatric Clinic, and many non-profit agencies.
The Toymakers of East Lake were featured in an edition of Tampa General Hospital’s newsletter when they donated toys to the Children’s Medical Center. Members of Toy Makers brought boxes of brightly painted toys, including helicopters, trucks, cars, frogs and airplanes. The ToyMakers are very excited to work with Tampa General Hospital “to fulfill our mission with children of making smiles one toy at a time,” said Bob Helms. “The management and staff of Tampa General have been so enthusiastic and supportive of the program to bring handmade wooden toys to the children in their care. They inspire our volunteers with their attitude.”
Beyond constructing wooden toys, Toymakers of East Lake also has a bicycle ministry that restores used bicycles to top condition and donates them to underprivileged children throughout the Tampa Bay area. Law firm Clark & Martino partnered with Toymakers of Eastlake as an opportunity to promote and encourage head-injury safety by donating new helmets with the bikes.
Most recently Toymakers of Eastlake has helped start a new ministry in Toymaking. Located out of Elgin, Illinois, Toymakers of Aldersgate opened up shop in the summer of 2012 and have already began making toys from the plans provided by Toymakers of Eastlake. They are working on 95 toy requests for three agencies in northern Illinois. Read More
Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay
Pegasus TransTech employees make the food and it is prepared and donated by Pegasus TransTech employees. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay provides comfort and care to children and their families by supporting local Ronald McDonald Houses®, its cornerstone program, and by making grants to other local not-for-profit organizations that help children in need. The Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay provides a home-away-from-home for families of pediatric patients in area hospitals.
Metropolitan Ministries Boxes of Hope– Pegasus TransTech employees donate food and supplies before the holidays each year to this local charity that helps homeless and poor men, women and children throughout the Tampa Bay region. In 2010, more than 160 pounds of food was donated by Pegasus TransTech employees for Metropolitan Ministries Boxes of Hope for Thanksgiving meals. A nutritious Thanksgiving meal can be the first step to ge4tting all of these individuals back on their feet and off the streets, and to helping them become more productive, hardworking members of our community.
Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s Bark in the Park
Between walkers and sponsors, the event raises $60,000 each year for the shelter, which operates as a “no kill” shelter for animals waiting for adoption. Allison Fentriss, one of Pegasus TransTech’s employees, was named the 2010 and 2011 top individual fundraiser. Funds raised help pay for the care of thousands of animals relinquished to the shelter each year.
The Citrus Tour is a two-day bicycle ride with more than 1,300 riders to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Bike MS is the premier fundraising cycling series in the nation. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common neurological disorder diagnosed in young adults. Carrie Giltner, one of Pegasus TransTech’s employees raised over $1,000 for the ride. The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving.