Philanthropy at Intouch has always been a big deal. From raising funds for animal-related charities to helping the folks at our local Ronald McDonald House, to granting a young boy’s wish to visit Disney World, even to shaving our heads to support a good cause … we take giving back seriously.
Since 2019, we’ve been partnering with Heart to Heart International to spread the giving further than outside our own doors — helping to provide support for those working on the front lines during the earliest days of the pandemic, sponsoring infection prevention and control training and most recently, sending basic necessities to Ukrainians displaced by the war with Russia.
“We’ve had overwhelming interest from Intouchers wanting to get involved in humanitarian efforts to help the people of Ukraine,” said Sarah Lacy, vice president of marketing and communications. “Thanks to our partnership with Heart to Heart International, we had the opportunity to assemble hygiene kits at their Kansas headquarters to aid in crisis relief.”
Nearly two dozen Intouchers, including Intouch founder and CEO Faruk Capan, came out to assemble hygiene kits, which include essential items to stay clean such as toothpaste, a washcloth, soap, and shampoo.
In total, 950 kits were assembled and will — we hope — provide a bit of normalcy in a small bag for refugees fleeing the fighting in Ukraine.
We recently spoke to Svitlana Kochman, a longtime Intouch employee whose mother is Ukrainian, to learn more about the country and its culture — check it out here. If you’d like to work for a company that values empathy and supporting those in need, visit our Careers page today.