At Hunter Contracting, we believe the privilege of being a successful business comes with the responsibility of giving back to the community. Our employees have volunteered thousands of hours over the years, lending their time and skills to programs like Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, and others that repair, repaint, landscape, and modify homes in need throughout the Phoenix Metro area.
In 2015, we celebrated our 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The first tournament was organized when one of our own employees had a child who desperately needed an organ transplant. The proceeds went to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in support of this child, and the Annual Charity Golf Tournament was born. To this day, we continue to support COTA along with our local Boys and Girls Clubs. We are extremely proud to report that this event has raised more than $500,000 since it started.
As part of our community outreach and volunteer efforts, a group of Hunter employees developed the Annual Holiday Drive in 2005. It has provided the opportunity to impact the lives of children whose homes are not stable. The Annual Holiday Drive is run in collaboration with the Department of Child Safety within Department of Economic Security (DES). Each year, Hunter receives a wish list from DES for children in need. A fundraising campaign begins, and donations collected by employees are matched by Hunter. Employees take those donations and the wish list to begin shopping like Santa’s Elves. The children we reach through this program touch our hearts when we hear their life stories. We've received messages that they are amazed how people they don't know are willing to help them, and that we bring them hope. Serving these children in our community is a special privilege that we cherish year after year.
Hunter encourages employees to be involved in our communities and offers opportunities through the Employee’s Charity Committee. It’s s a part of who we are, and we have a strong belief that volunteering helps us become better people who build stronger community ties. Below are a few of the other organizations our employees have supported: