Amherst is committed to our role as a responsible corporate citizen. We support numerous initiatives in metropolitan areas in which our employees live and work in education, social services, health and welfare of our country’s military personnel.
In Austin, Texas, which Amherst is headquartered, Amherst executives were a leading force in creating Cap City Kids (The Capital City Fund for Education), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Its mission is to provide volunteer and financial support to assist homeless children in gaining access to and benefitting from public education programs and institutions. To learn more about this program and to contribute to Cap City Kids, go to www.capcitykids.org.
In the New York metropolitan area, Amherst is a supporter of the Greater New York Chapter of Volunteers of America, which operates more than 70 programs from transitional shelters for homeless families and individuals to early learning centers for children with developmental delays; from group homes for troubled boys to halfway houses for offenders reintegrating into their communities. For more information about Volunteers of America and to make a donation, go to www.voa-gny.org.
In New York, Amherst also supports Citymeals, one of the largest meals on wheels programs in the U.S., delivering 2 million meals to over 16,000 seniors each year. Along with delivering nutritionally balanced senior meals, Citymeals coordinates thousands of devoted volunteers to provide human companionship. For information, go to www.citymeals.org.
Also, in New York, Amherst supports the the Wounded Warrior Project and its national mission to honor and empower servicemen and women. For information, go to www.woundedwarriorproject.org.