With a strong commitment to supporting U.S. military members and veterans, as well as their families, CGI teamed up with the Fisher House Foundation, a non-profit that provides “comfort homes” for the families of soldiers and veterans who are undergoing medical treatment. Family members can stay in the homes free of charge and, if a home is not available, the Foundation provides funds for hotel stays and airline flights.
CGI initiated the partnership in early 2013 by connecting with Team Fisher House, the grassroots fundraising arm of the Foundation. Team Fisher House needed a sponsor to fund the purchase of hundreds of race jerseys for people who were raising money and racing on behalf of the Foundation in 2013. CGI jumped at the chance to be the sponsor.
Above and beyond CGI’s donation for the race jerseys, CGI members also got involved in raising money and racing. Team CGI, a U.S.-wide team of CGI members, clients, friends and family, was organized to participate in a variety of running and bike races.
After only one year, CGI’s partnership with the Fisher House Foundation has been a huge success. More than 50 people joined Team CGI, and the team’s fundraising efforts combined with CGI’s contributions generated $74,000 for the Foundation in 2013.
Many CGI members have also volunteered at local Fisher Houses, and a large group of CGI members was on hand to cheer on runners in the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon, including their own colleagues who ran the marathon. One CGI runner noted, “I had no idea the impact Fisher House has on the military until I wore my race jersey to the marathon. I was stopped by many people thanking me for helping Fisher House and sharing touching stories of how the Fisher House has helped their family.”
CGI’s partnership with the Fisher House Foundation is part of our broader Veteran’s Initiative in the U.S., which organizes a wide range of programs and activities to support military personnel, veterans, and their families.
Read more about CGI’s partnership with the Fisher House Foundation in the Washington Post.