We Can Work as Heroes
As a family-owned local business, Mclaren Lighting has always prized community involvement, and nowhere is that more clear than in Mclaren’s association with HeroWork. No charity can survive without support from the local community, and that community includes local businesses. That’s why it’s so important that companies like Mclaren Lighting give back to the community when they can.
What is HeroWork?
In simplest terms, HeroWork is a charity that enables other charities. Many charities focus so much on helping their constituents directly that their own needs suffer. Nowhere is this more evident than in the problems charities face with maintaining their infrastructure. In many cases these problems can become so severe that the charity has to either turn down donations or cease operations entirely. What makes it even worse is that no one really knows the scope of the problem. Here are just a few of the issues at play:
- Information: Nobody actually knows the true size of the issue because each charity deals with its own maintenance and there is no umbrella organization to track what’s going on in the field as a whole.
- Expertise: One major issue many charities face is that while they may have donors who are familiar with maintenance, they don’t have the necessary expertise for a full renovation. In addition to finding people with the necessary skills, many charities also need to acquire the necessary permits to even do the renovation.
- Resources: Charities devote their resources to supporting their constituents, which can leave them in a very difficult position when it comes to finding a way to bring an older building back up to code. This is made even more difficult by the fact that many donors will support the mission and constituents, but are less generous when the money is needed for renovations.