Our Giving Back Program
Nixtermite is committed to serving the needs of our communities through the investment of our resources and employee participation. We direct our giving to nonprofit organizations that address vital community needs and issues, focusing on community development, education, arts, environment, youth, seniors and human services. We currently support the following non profit organizations:
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)
For several years Nixtermite has supported the Wounded Warrior Project. We believe that our freedom is preserved by those that selflessly serve in our armed forces and these wounded heroes deserve our support. Wounded Warrior’ serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.
Meals On Wheels
At Nixtermite we believe that it is important to support the independence and well-being of seniors. Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. is committed to reducing the isolation experienced by so many elderly. Meals-on-Wheels volunteers provide two meals a day for seniors throughout San Diego County. Frequently these volunteers may be the only person the senior sees all day, providing human contact and a safety net, particularly for those seniors living alone.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Children are our future and we believe that by partnering with that St. Jude Children’s Hospital we can make this possible for more of our communities children to grow up, healthy, happy and productive. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Mayan Families' is a San Diego based charity with an outstanding record of charitable giving and wonderful results. Mayan Families' mission is to facilitate sustainable development programs in impoverished communities throughout the Lake Atitlán region of rural Guatemala. Our objective is to stimulate long-term progress through school sponsorships, health initiatives, vocational training and microfinance, while providing emergency aid to those in critical need. Our organization operates on the principle that all people should have access to the basic necessities of life. We strive to accomplish our goals through working democratically with the communities we serve. Mayan Families programs: Student Sponsorship, Preschool Nutrition Centers, Tutoring Program, Reproductive Health & Family Planning, Family Assistance, Community Development, Natural Building Workshops, Medical Program, Elderly Care, Income Generating Programs, Microloans Programs, Animal Welfare, Women Health and Children Aid.
San Dieguito River Valley Land Conservancy
At Nixtermite we believe in “Making a Healthier San Diego” and believe that we can do so by supporting local charities that actively work towards this goal. We believe that San Dieguito’ River Valley Land Conservancy’s Mission meets these same goals and does a great job for a beautiful part of our San Diego county community. San Dieguito River Valley Land Conservancy’s Mission is as follows:
- Implement the San Dieguito River Park and its Coast-to-Crest Trail that stretches 55 miles from Volcan Mountain near Julian to the ocean between Del Mar and Solana Beach
- Protect and steward the natural, cultural and educational resources of the San Dieguito River Valley
- Educate and inspire the public and its members about the recreational, historical and cultural resources within the San Dieguito River Park
Save the Children
While not a San Diego charity, we believe the Save the Children’ charity’ mission to help children around the world is a worthy one. Save the Children’ mission is to invest in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. Save the Children’s programs include education, nutrition, health, child protection and disaster relief - in the United States and around the world.
San Diego Food Bank
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 22 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank serves, on average, 370,000 people per month in San Diego County.
The Food Bank receives food from the USDA, food manufacturers, food retailers, the agricultural sector, food drives, and through financial contributions that enable us to purchase protein-rich foods, fresh produce, and dry staple foods such as beans, oatmeal, and rice. We also benefit from the generosity of more than 28,000 volunteers annually that help to sort and distribute donated and purchased food products.
The Food Bank works to acquire, store, organize, and distribute food through a network of 330 nonprofit partner organizations that include food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless and residential shelters, youth programs, senior centers, and low-income daycare centers in communities throughout San Diego County. The Food Bank also distributes food directly to those in need at 183 distribution sites throughout the county.