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Our Community Impact Team—chartered in November 2000—identifies charitable organizations and coordinates events for them in the greater Houston area. Our goal is to build a strong community presence with a wide range of employee volunteer opportunities at these events.
American Cancer Society
In addition to including this charity in our Annual Baker Hughes Giving Campaign, our employees also volunteer at the Relay for Life events throughout Houston. This is an opportunity to celebrate the lives of those touched by cancer and work towards a cure.
American Heart Association
We join the American Heart Association in their mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. With the help of our Baker Hughes family and friends, we contribute to AHA’s impact goal – to improve the cardiovascular health of Americans by 20%, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20%, all by the year 2020.
Cathedral Health and Outreach Ministries
For the past few years, we’ve offered financial and volunteer support to The Beacon, a downtown Houston homeless shelter. We include this charity in our annual holiday gift drive by collecting blankets and warm clothing.
Child Advocates, Inc.
For the past several years, we’ve proudly had a leading role in the Children’s Festival by sponsoring Circus Town, which benefits Child Advocates, Inc. Over 50,000 people attend this event annually.
Circus Town, a main festival attraction, is nonstop entertainment with a Ring Master, acrobats, jugglers, puppet parades, clowns, face painting, and much more.
Child Advocates, Inc. mobilizes court-appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. The organization speaks out for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
We’re a Southeast Texas Region corporate sponsor of this vital organization that saves lives. We sponsor individual drives, donating more than 250 units of blood, which helps accident victims, cancer patients, premature babies, and more.
We look forward to volunteering at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. Employees plant trees, work on nature trails, and assist in plant sales, including other activities.
Houston Audubon Society
We’re excited to help this organization with reservoir restoration and maintenance efforts. The society promotes the conservation and appreciation of birds and wildlife.
Habitat for Humanity
The community team organizes employees who want to participate in Harris and Montgomery County home-building projects. Habitat for Humanity has built more than 350,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.75 million people in 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. This is one of the charities in our Annual Baker Hughes Giving Campaign.
We’re a leading sponsor of Junior Achievement. Many of our employees volunteer in the JA teaching programs. We’ve held the leading title in the Annual Southeast Texas (Houston) Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser. JA worldwide is a partnership between the business community, educators, and volunteers working together to inspire young people to dream big and reach their potential.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
As a Platinum sponsor of the annual 5K JDRF One Walk, we are proud to partner with JDRF to improve the lives of all people affected by Type One Diabetes (T1D) by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for treating the disease as we work towards a goal. JDRF is committed to drive scientific progress that delivers new treatments for safer and healthier lives. We support JDRF in their mission to turn Type One into Type None.
March of Dimes
We sponsor, raise funds, and participate in the annual spring walk, March for Babies. Teams are made up of friends, coworkers, and families walking together to honor their babies. The money raised supports community programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.
National MS Society
Our enthusiastic bicycling team supports the National MS Society by participating each spring in the BP MS 150, a long-distance biking event from Houston to Austin. This event benefits those afflicted with multiple sclerosis. More than 6,000 riders participate each year.
Offshore Energy Center
You can learn more about how our industry is finding and producing the world’s offshore energy resources by visiting the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum at Pier 19 in Galveston, TX. We’re proud to work with the Offshore Energy Center, which sponsors the Ocean Star site.
Sheltering Arms Senior Services
We’ve been involved with the Houston-area Sheltering Arms organization for several years. As with Toys for Tots, this organization is part of our holiday gift drive. Sheltering Arms Senior Services is a nonprofit organization committed to the health and well-being of older adults and their family caregivers.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Since 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has raised significant funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. We’ve participated in this charity for many years. We’re a proud sponsor of the Komen Houston Race for the Cure®, a 5K walk and run in downtown Houston. On race day, we distribute commemorative survivor pins to each survivor who participates.
Toys For Tots
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver a message of hope to needy youngsters during the Christmas season. Through our holiday gift driver, we work with the US Marine Corps in the Houston metropolitan area to bring toys to these children.
United Way Worldwide
United Way is a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and people's lives. United Way's mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. Baker Hughes is proud to support United Ways and their agencies, mostly through our annual Giving Campaign.