Thank you to STX, Presenting Sponsor!

May 27th, 2016

STX– makers of fine lacrosse, hockey, and field hockey equipment – is a national company based just blocks from Paul’s Place and has led the way for local businesses to sponsor Paul’s Place’s events, volunteer on our Board and committees, hire our guests as employees and more. This year, STX was one of three Presenting Sponsors for the Paul’s Place Benefit Breakfast Community Fundraisers. Thank you!

The partnership with STX dates back to 2012 when STX sponsored our first Benefit Breakfasts – and has grown as employees have learned more about and become engaged in our work. The company has been a top sponsor of our Benefit Breakfasts every year, worked with the Goodwill Employment Specialist to hire two seasonal employees (and plans to do so again), and donates new clothing for our Market Place.

STX has also encouraged its employees to get involved at Paul’s Place. Monica Tucker serves on our board of directors and has been integral in creating meaningful connections between STX and Paul’s Place. Every month, five employees volunteer to serve lunch, clean tables, sort donated food and clothing, or serve as personal shoppers. At the holidays, employees contribute boxes and boxes of coats, food, and toys. Nate Cundy and Cody Hornung volunteered on the committee that planned the inaugural Paul’s Place Rising Leaders’ Huff & Puff 5K, held last November, and recruited a team of runners, walkers, and cheerleaders from STX.

Giving back in Southwest Baltimore is central to the corporate values held at STX. Jim Benton, Director of Product Management, explains, “STX supports Paul’s Place because we believe in giving back to the community where we work and live. We believe we have a responsibility to make a difference in Baltimore City and help our fellow citizens to achieve the stability and self-sufficiency that we enjoy. STX and our parent company, Wm. T. Burnett & Co., have operated for 50 and over 100 years respectively, in Baltimore City only a mile away from Paul’s Place, so we are able to see up close the amazing work that Paul’s Place does every day to improve the quality of life for individuals and families here in Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods.”

Paul’s Place is grateful to the STX for all the ways the company and its employees support our work. Thank you!