According to their mother, Jacki Bradbury, who is also a co-owner and the director of marketing and training for Bradbury Brothers, half of the 10% dedicated to giving back is seen directly in the community through donations and a variety of events throughout the year.
“We try to have something every month that our employees can participate in or give to,” Jacki said. “Not only does the company give our commitment of 5%, but our employees are learning the importance of giving back.”
Jacki said the idea of giving back has been a part of her for most of her life through her upbringing. She said the three brothers learned from her example and incorporated that into their business model as well.
Along with its monthly activities, Bradbury Brothers expanded the nonprofits it donates to by including a nomination form from the public in 2019, where the top two organizations get $1,500 total.
The reason for allowing community input for donations was to allow the company to get a better sense of what is out there for local nonprofits.
“We really needed to focus on local charities in order to fulfill our mission statement,” Jacki said. “We got to know them.”
Among the recent winners is Angel Reach, a Montgomery County nonprofit that works with young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. Jacki said the company has also donated time and labor to area nonprofits’ HVAC needs.
The difference between donating and working with local charities, Jacki said, is they get to see the immediate effects.
“This is where we live,” Jacki said. “Not that there is anything wrong with donating to ... a national organization, but this is where our business and employees are. It makes you know you made a difference.”
Bradbury said cultivating a sense of giving back is part of the culture at Bradbury Brothers, where employee donations to charities also get a match from the company.
“I have people asking in advance what we are doing the next month,” Bradbury said. “[We] make it affordable to them.”
Bradbury Brothers supports a variety of charities throughout the year, typically on a monthly basis.
Bears for a Cause collects stuffed animals for Woodlands Texas Children’s Hospital.
Kits 4 Kidz collects backpacks and boxes of school supplies for Interfaith of The Woodlands.
Light the Night employees walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society annually.
Operation Christmas Child packs shoeboxes full of gifts, hygiene items and school supplies.
Boots for Troops gathers boots and supplies for selected active armed force members.
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