To celebrate our 100th anniversary, and Luck Companies' mission to ignite human potential and positively impact the lives of others, the Luck Foundation made a commitment to the nearly 1,000 associates of Luck Companies to make a $1,000 donation to a non-profit organization of our choosing. This philanthropic effort, the Gift of Giving, resulted in over 600 organizations across 36 states receiving contributions, for a total of $1 million in donations during 2023 from the Luck Foundation.
100% participation from Luck associates resulted in grant donations across 36 states
We asked associates to share why they chose to support the organizations they selected.
“I have a cousin with Down syndrome. When he was born, his parents were told to just put him in a home. Luckily, for the rest of the family, they didn’t do that. Growing up with Bill was a joy. He competed in the Special Olympics for years and I went to quite a few of the events to support him. Seeing the support and love the volunteers gave those kids has stuck with me all these years.”
“My daughter was in the NICU for 78 days and this organization helps families that go through the same challenges my family did during that time.”
“I love animals and this shelter is in my hometown. I would love to keep my donation local, while also supporting the health and wellness of stray pets or surrendered animals who need help finding a home. My dog was a rescue pup so this donation opportunity hits close to home.”
“Chosen for my son and all those who have been addicted to either drugs or alcohol. My son had gone through a rehab program already, but this is the one that really worked. He is now a productive citizen, with his own company, and helps those that have been through Healing Transitions’ incredible program.”
“This nonprofit group helps restore and keep the great beaches of North Carolina open for people to be able to enjoy and drive on. This group also does a ton of great work to fundraise in support of the needs of local community members. Just about everything about this organization does makes me want to give to them, so that they can give back to a place that holds a special place in my heart.”
“My grandfather battled Parkinson's for 11 years and he was a very impactful man in my life. He taught me everything I know about the outdoors, and more.”
“My wife and I are passionate about the Lodge and its mission of providing a safe and stable environment to boys who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. The residents are provided with counseling and life skills to help them get a head in this busy world.”
“In 2021, my wife was diagnosed with ALS. The ALS Society has helped her proactively prepare for the challenges that she will inevitably face such as mobility issues and losing the ability to speak. They have funded her voice banking which will allow her voice to be replicated by a computer. The comfort of knowing that her family and friends will continue to hear her voice is beyond measure.”
“I believe that our country and communities have a lot of opportunity for growth and understanding when it comes to mental health. Morgan's Message was founded by a local family who lost their daughter to suicide. This hits especially close to home as they are a customer and neighbor to many in the Northern Region. Morgan's message focuses primarily on the mental health of student athletes with goals to bring a voice and offer support to those in need.”
“My son was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. His treatment was done at CTCA now City of Hope. He has now been in remission over 7 years. The care he received was amazing. After his initial visit he told me "I now have hope". The staff not only went out of their way for his care, but our whole family.”
“This was my childhood church. The church members would check on my mom, my 3 sisters, and I. They would bring us food, clothing and check to make sure we had heat and water. They would also check on my mother when she got really sick and pray with her, and spent time with her until she passed away. This taught me so much in life, particularly about how to care for others, including my daughters.”
“This organization directly impacts the Richmond community, specifically the most marginalized youth living in the East End of the city. I would race against these kids in high school, and it was so eye-opening to realize how drastically different life was so close to where I grew up. This non-profit provides more than I could explain for these high schoolers: giving them an outlet out of the public housing projects, introducing them to the outdoors, and providing stability.”