Clarus Group Cares
Each year we review and engage with a select group of charities that we feel best align with our core values and serve populations that are near and dear to our employee’s hearts. We look for organizations that not only allow us to contribute to the mission monetarily but also use our knowledge, skills, and abilities to help modernize the charity and/or roll up our sleeves and get physical.
Veterans Community Project
As a Veteran owned organization, we support the Veterans Community Project Village in KC, located at 89th, and Troost in Kansas City, Missouri. VCP is an innovative community of 49 tiny houses for Veterans experiencing homelessness.
The homes range from 240 to 320 square feet, meet all local city code requirements, and connect to city utility services. Approximately 70% of the Village construction was performed by community volunteers.
The Women's Center
Another initiative we support is the Women’s Center. For over 45 years, The Women’s Center has provided mental health counseling, support, and education to the metropolitan area to help people live healthy, stable, and productive lives.
This organization has grown to include service to women, men, families, young adults, and children. They now serve over 5,000 people annually at their two locations in Virginia and Washington DC.
The MS Society
Clarus Group also supports the MS Society. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. The cause of MS is still unknown. Scientists believe that a combination of environmental and genetic factors contribute to the risk of developing MS.
Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. The MS Society is dedicated to funding research for cures, provide resources and support, and educating the public on the disease.
The American Cancer Society
Clarus Group also supports the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, an annual race that raises funds for cancer research, resources, and support. It started back in 1985 with Dr. Gordon, “Gordy,” Klatt when he ran around the track in Tacoma Washington for 24 hours, raising money to help the American Cancer Society.
Friends, family, and patients watched and supported him as he walked and ran more than 83.6 miles and raised $27,000 through pledges to help save lives from cancer. After previously battling stomach cancer, Gordy passed away from heart failure on August 3, 2014, at the age of 71. But his legacy lives on. He shaped an idea that started as one man walking and running a track and helped turn it into a global fundraising phenomenon. We of the people of Clarus Group want to recognize the strength and tenacity it takes for one to battle cancer. Therefore, we lovingly support the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life.
PC's for People
PCs for People is such an awesome organization that we love and appreciate. This group has been a driving force behind digital inclusion efforts across the US. Their mission is to provide technology access that offers employment and educational opportunities to low-income individuals, families, and those with disabilities.
PCs for People have connected over 300,000 people in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and recycled millions of pounds of electronics. Their services include free end-of-life IT asset management and certified data sanitization, technology refurbishing, computer distribution, computer repair, internet service, and technology education.
Hidden Heroes brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face.
- Raise awareness of the issues military caregivers confront every day
- Inspire individuals, businesses, communities, and civic, faith and government leaders to take action in supporting military caregivers in their communities
- Establish a national registry, encouraging military caregivers to register at HiddenHeroes.org to better connect them to helpful resources and support
Teamwork makes the dream work. So please, let us know how we can help with your organization!