Fazzi Associates believes that we have a social responsibility to make our communities a better place to live. One way that we act on this responsibility is to donate 10% of our profit each year to the Fazzi Associates Charitable Fund. We make grants from this fund to nonprofit health, human service and anti-poverty organizations in the Pioneer Valley and other communities where our employees reside.
For 15 years we have been contributing to this fund which has enabled us to help others that are not as fortunate as ourselves. This past year we have supported Big Brothers Big Sisters, HOPE for Bereaved, Gray House, Whole Children, Children’s Advocacy Center, and The Academy of Music.
Fazzi has a matching gifts policy to further enhance our giving by supporting the nonprofit health, human service and anti-poverty organizations that our employees contribute to such as The American Cancer Society and March of Dimes.
In acknowledgement of the volunteer efforts of our employees, after one year of employment employees are eligible for 16 paid hours annually for volunteer work at any nonprofit health, human service or anti-poverty organization consistent with our goals of charitable giving. Our staff volunteer for fund-raising runs and walks, relays, and painting and building efforts that benefit their communities.
Our employees make personal contributions of gift giving for children in need. We are honored to have thoughtful staff who continue to donate time, food, and gifts to Friends of the Homeless, the Cutchins Programs for Children and Families, Grace House, and Gray House.
Fazzi Associates is proud to have supported the beginning of the Only One Childhood program that provides divorcing parents with education on communication skills necessary to better co-parent. In June 2015, the Only One Childhood program was awarded the Irwin Cantor Innovative Program award.
Fazzi Associates has also been recognized for being a 2015 Living Wage Certified Employer by Living Wage Western MA. The mission of Living Wage Western MA is to create a community in which workers are paid at least a living wage. All workers should have secure housing, adequate food, clothing, medical care and education for themselves and their families.