NorthStar was founded upon the core value of service. From the very beginning, NorthStar employees have been committed to serving each other, customers, community and beyond. The NorthStar Cares program was created to organize opportunities for NorthStar employees to team together and give back to the community through their time, money, and volunteer hours.
NorthStar has been able to take part in dozens of volunteer opportunities with a wide range of non-profit organizations, including Miracle Flights, Habitat for Humanity, Kids on the Move, Provo Community Action Services and Food Bank, Run to Walk Foundation, and Wounded Warrior Project, to name a few.
The core value of service and these organized service efforts have defined the culture of our company. We see the impact that service has on each and every one of our NorthStar employees in their personal and professional lives. It is a great feeling to know that if you need help with anything, there are literally dozens of hands ready to step in to help at NorthStar.
In October 2013, 60 NorthStar employees joined together to help with a special family-event, organized to educate parents on child development. Employees helped encourage play between parents and children and shared different parenting resources available in the community. Over 750 parents and children participated in the different games, reading activities, fort-building, and festivities.
In October 2012, NorthStar helped out with a local revitalization project to help prepare a home for a deserving family with autistic children. Employees worked together on the landscaping, weeding, gravel clearing, and roofing projects for the home.
NorthStar created a program with the Kids on the Move organization, to a select a family from a pool of nominations to win a free home security system and monitoring. The Pittman family, who has a son that receives treatment through the Kids on the Move organization, was selected to receive the package.
Every summer, the Utah Food Bank hosts a business food drive to compensate for donation drought in the summer. NorthStar is an avid participant, and employees fully commit themselves to providing food for those in need. In 2013, NorthStar had an average of 85 food items per employee.
NorthStar participated in a very special project that helped a young boy named Isaac received flights to a medical center that he couldn't have experienced otherwise, through the Miracle Flights program.
NorthStar employees participate in local charity 5k races often. One of the races that NorthStar took part in this year was the Run to Walk 5k, sponsored by the Now I Can foundation. The race raised funds for children who are in need of intensive physical therapy.