Wondering what we’ve been up to these past few months? We’ve got some exciting new clients on the roster, and some juicy coverage we’ve secured that helps elevate their missions.
ChemoCars is working to solve the transportation crisis for cancer patients, by providing rides to and from treatment that are 100% free, reliable, and available on demand. Using an integration with on-demand services such as Lyft and Uber, ChemoCars patients are able to schedule rides as needed. This innovative organization, launched in 2017, has already, provided thousands of rides in the local Charlotte, NC market, with plans underway for expansion.
ROC-NY was one of our first clients when Wakeman was founded 15 years ago. It’s been a privilege to watch the organization expand beyond New York, to become a national organization as it advocates for restaurant workers around the country.
We are proud to be working with ROC to plan their spring New York gala, Dinner With Friends. Guests will have an opportunity to dine with celebrity activists Sarah Jessica Parker, Hill Harper and Erika Alexander. Funds from the gala will be used to support their One Fair Wage campaign (OFW). OFW is working to eliminate the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers that still exists in 43 states. One Fair Wage offers a proven and tangible solution to reducing workplace violence against women.
Help For Children (HFC)
Help For Children is a global nonprofit focused on the prevention and treatment of child abuse. To bring more awareness to child abuse treatment, they’ve partnered with endurance athlete, former American Ninja Warrior contestant and child abuse survivor, Christian Griffith, to create Run2Heal. Run2Heal is a national initiative to raise the voices of child abuse survivors. Christian is currently running from New York City to San Francisco to share his story and encourage other survivors to do the same as a way to heal.
The race kicked off on March 19th in New York’s Riverside Park. Working closing with HFC and Christian, we’ve engaged audiences in conversations online and through the media to bring attention to this important issue.
Read Christian’s story and why Run2Heal is a pivotal step in healing for him and others. Our favorite story about HFC and Christian to date is this piece in USA Today. You can also read more about Run2Heal at People.com and the NY Daily News.
Animal Farm Foundation
Animal Farm Foundation (AFF) is national nonprofit whose mission is to secure equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs, through helping develop the belief that all dogs are individuals. Established in the 1980s, AFF works to achieve this goal by offering free resources to animal care workers and community advocates, as well as through their assistance dog, detection dog, and grant programs.
AFF’s Detector Dog program works with trainers to prepare shelter and rescue dogs to work with local police departments to detect drugs and guns. Deploying more than 43 dogs since establishing the program, these new members of the police force have been pivotal in crime reduction in communities. Equally as effective is their Assistance Dog program, providing dogs at no cost to people in need.
We are working with AFF to create a new narrative about dogs as individuals, to eliminate discriminatory practices against animals and owners.