Philanthropy

Corporate Philanthropy

Atlantic Pacific Processing Systems is committed to making a positive difference in individuals lives and in strengthening and enriching our local communities. Toward that goal, the Company channels significant financial support and donations in two, specific ways.
First is our direct-giving program. This program consists of donations of funds and time from key Atlantic Pacific executives and may also include significant volunteering hours by staff members to the following organizations.

Teen Challenge of Southern California was established in 1963 and includes nine regional facilities with seven strategically placed residential facilities throughout Southern California. Last year Teen Challenge served over 200,000 men, women and children in Southern California through its resident and outreach programs. The Teen Challenge residential program continues to be one of the largest and most effective substance abuse recovery and prevention programs of its kind. Teen Challenge is a non-profit organization that relies entirely on the generous donations, funding and volunteer efforts of both individuals and organizations throughout our communities in order to offer services at no cost to the individual. We know that community involvement and support is an essential component of recovery and necessary to providing services that address the specific needs of the communities involved.

Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. Since Convoy of Hope, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded in 1994 we have served more than 42 million people throughout the world through international children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. Currently, there are more than 89,000 children in our feeding initiative in El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Nicaragua and the Philippines. Through the feeding initiative we provide good nutrition, clean and safe drinking water, instruction on agricultural techniques, healthy living environments and education.

Philanthropy Partner Project

The second way Atlantic Pacific Processing Systems enjoys contributing to communities throughout the United States is through our Philanthropy Partner Project. This Project allows for individual Atlantic Pacific Merchants to select a Philanthropy Partner of their choice and to have Ten Percent (10%) of the monthly processing profits on their merchant processing account to be automatically donated to this Philanthropy Partner. In addition, Atlantic Pacific will match that Ten Percent (10%) for a total Twenty Percent (20%) donation every month!

 

Currently Atlantic Pacific offers the following Philanthropy Project Partners for opt-in program choice to all merchants. We are very pleased and proud to offer this outstanding program where Conscious Commerce is making a real difference in communities and lives throughout our country.

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Olohana means ‘all hands working together’ and it is through individual working relationships and community values that diverse skill sets and knowledge may come together to cultivate community resilience in natural and long-lasting ways.  Olohana Foundation assists communities to build resilience and adapt to global climate change by strengthening relationships between the generations, between cultures, institutions and enterprises, and with the natural environment.  Focusing on local food, energy, water and knowledge systems, Olohana practicalizes inter-generational cooperation to prepare for and thrive during times of disaster.

 

Additionally, Olohana is supporting the formation of the Global Breadfruit Heritage Council to honor and protect the genetic, cultural/spiritual, environmental and product integrity of breadfruit.  GBHC is one of the mechanisms through which Olohana is promoting local and regionally correct agroforestry practices, and to promote breadfruit as a leading, gluten-free food on the global market.

 

See also http://www.breadfruitcouncil.org.

Sustain Hawai’i defines ‘sustainability’ as the capacity to achieve enduring self-reliance by satisfying personal, ecological, socio-cultural and economic needs.  To make it a bit more fun and interesting, sustainability can be considered an ongoing game of life with you as an actual player. Ecological, socio-cultural and economic systems are interdependent aspects of the game board.  Individuals in government, business, education, non-profits and the community are the players that influence each other and the game board.  Each individual, group and system has needs.  We can achieve sustainability by satisfying those needs.  The OBJECTIVE OF THE GAME is to improve personal, ecological, socio-cultural and economic health and wellness as much as possible. 

 

Through outreach and hands-on education and activity programs such as “a Hawai’i Sustainability Sesame Street” called Waltah The Worm, Palaka Moon Farm,  ‘Ai Love Nalo Café, Policy Ninja and Healthies, Sustain Hawai’i demonstrates how sustainability principles and practices are systemically employed throughout the production, manufacturing, distribution and consumption lifecycle.

The Organic & Natural Health Association, created to enlist the power of consumers and corporate citizens in the work required to build a sustainable and resilient environment, is committed to effecting change through partnership. Only through the wise stewardship of our natural resources, humane sourcing of dairy and meats, and establishing accountability in the sourcing, process and distribution practices of manufacturing will we ensure access to health and well-being for future generations. Consumers are speaking with their wallets, purchasing quality goods, services, and food that reflect both their healthcare needs and a desire to protect the Earth. Large and small, supplier and manufacturer, retailer and distributor, nonprofit and academia – we are all consumers and we all have a vital role to play.

Citizens For Health is one of the nation’s most respected and powerful consumer action groups dedicated to providing a voice and a platform for informed and effective health activism. Founded in 1992 and responsible for the successful Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act (DSHEA) legislation of 1994, CFH and Food Identity Theft reach out through more than 385,000 United States citizens in seeking healthier alternatives to food, consumer products and the preservation of health rights enabling individuals to take more responsibility and control of their personal health profiles. Accomplishments include the Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools program, Food Safety and Modernization Act, creation of Voice For Hope, and preventing the relabeling of high fructose corn syrup to corn sugar on food labels.

 

See also http://foodidentitytheft.com.

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The Holistic Chamber of Commerce is an international organization, with active online and local chapters, bringing together individuals and businesses involved in sustainable, complementary, integrative and holistic practices. Members thrive in a variety of fields including healthcare, education, environment, agriculture, retail and eCommerce platforms.  Membership is subject to a thorough vetting of references and community-based referrals and recommendations, thereby ensuring a qualified Directory and network of support.

Creating financially stable and viable Members is our goal, and we carry that successful, holistic business model into communities across North America. We know that Doing Well by Doing Good is attainable and vital, and this ethos resides at the base of every long-term successful enterprise.  We believe in taking into account our environmental footprint as well as our contribution to the success of individual members as well as the local community and society within which we do business and live our daily lives.  

The Holistic Chamber of Commerce acts as a central hub of education and outreach, and of connectivity and communication, for a community of like-minded individuals embodying The Seventh Generation Rule and sustainable business practices.  From the selection of quality ingredients and treatment modalities to intelligent product design, transportation models, and daily business practices HCC Members are committed to sustainable growth and the success of one another.

Founded in 2004 in Phoenix, Arizona, Soul Sanctuary in the Desert has helped hundreds of at-risk women and their children recovering from traumatic experiences including domestic violence, various addictions, and chemical dependencies.  It is a Federal 501(c)3 non-profit, and a State of Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization.

Soul Sanctuary provides housing for the women as well as the opportunity to be reunited and live with their children (up to the age 13) that are in the care of the Arizona Department of Child Safety or a foster care program.  Soul Sanctuary oversees the women as they re-enter and become productive members of society by returning to school to finish high school or get a college degree, and then return to the workforce.  Soul Sanctuary also provides residents with life skill classes such as personal budgeting, nutrition and parenting.   

In 2014, in cooperation with dēhp®️Therapeutic, Soul Sanctuary participated in the initial “Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) Study”.  As a result of the Study, Soul Sanctuary expanded its mission to include working with Veterans and First Responders suffering from PTSD, and their families. Expansion plans include opening additional homes for at-risk women and their children, and specifically extending program benefits and facilities to Veterans and First Responders in 2017.