Stephen Joseph’s Award-winning COVID-19 Initiatives
Over the past year, the Stephen Joseph company has worked hard to support their employees, as well as their Lubbock, Texas, community. They hand-made masks out of repurposed fabrics which were sold locally and donated to first responders. They began printing a “Strong Series” t-shirt, which helped to raise thousands of dollars for Meals on Wheels and South Plains Food Bank and supported their sales rep communities nationally. Further, employees were allowed to work from home, and those who would not be able to work from home were offered two weeks paid time off (in addition to paid time off if they contracted COVID) for them to use when and how they needed to care for their families. The company also initiated a Stephen Joseph Help Fund that could be used by their employees to make ends meet. In December they were able to donate over $70,000 in retail value to Toys for Tots, $10,000 to Meals on Wheels, and over $9,000 to Impact 6, a nonprofit that offers mentoring and opportunity to youth in under-resourced communities.