HELPING OUR COMMUNITY

Investing in the community is important to Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc. We believe our business will benefit from contributing to the development and sustainability of the communities where we operate.

At Blacklidge Emulsions Inc., we also engage and support colleagues to work with the causes they care about most. Our employees participate in annual charitable events, such as the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, and we have a notable number of employees who sit as board members of charities. We’re proud of our ability to be of service to those around us, and will continue to explore new ways for our faculty and staff to serve our communities.

We happily support charities that help the community whenever we can. Please consider following a link to offer your support to one of the charitable groups that we support.

CHARITIES WE SUPPORT

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

american_cancer_societyThe American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

AMERICAN HEART & STROKE ASSOCIATION

aha_logoThe American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” The association’s impact goal is, by 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association that focuses on reducing risk, disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

boy_scoutsThe BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For nearly a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through nearly a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE GULF COAST

boys_and_girls_clubIn every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

CYCLING FOR THE CURE

aff_3C_HTheir promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cure.

FEED MY SHEEP

feed_my_sheepFeed My Sheep is a non-judgmental, faith based program dedicated to providing nourishment to the homeless, homebound and needy of the Gulfport area.

HOPELINE

hopeline_logo.gifHopeLine® from Verizon collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider. The phones are then refurbished or recycled in an environmentally sound way. Refurbished phones, complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service, are provided to local domestic violence organizations or local government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients.

JUNIOR AUXILIARY OF GULFPORT

jaqThe Junior Auxiliary believes that caring for a child today makes an important difference, not only at that moment in a child’s life, but for the future. In addition to working to assist underpriviledged children through their General Welfare program, the Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport is dedicated to improving the lives of all children in the community through a variety of educational, artistic, and cultural enrichment offerings, as well as health and safety projects.

KIDS KICKING CANCER

kicking_cancerKids Kicking Cancer is a nonprofit organization that brings the power of the martial arts to pediatric cancer patients, helping them manage the stress and pain of their disease and treatments.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

logo-special-olympicsSpecial Olympics is where athletes with intellectual disabilities celebrate and are celebrated for their accomplishments. Special Olympics often is the only place where they have an opportunity to participate in their communities and develop belief in themselves. Many live lives of neglect and isolation, hidden away or socially excluded from full participation in schools or society. Transforming the athlete, Special Olympics sports are a gateway to empowerment, competence, acceptance and joy.

YMCA STRONG KIDS CAMPAIGN

ymcaThe YMCA is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.