We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

-Winston Churchill-

Paris has a long history of charitable donations with a particular emphasis on helping those in need. We also believe in the promotion of the free enterprise system, which has made our success possible. In 2012, Paris employees came together to collect items for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Due to the overwhelming response, our CEO was moved to create an internal charitable giving program.

“Make it Better” was established so that employees could partake in giving back on behalf of Paris. Each employee can nominate local charities near and dear to them, to receive a contribution. The nomination is then reviewed by an employee panel to make sure it fits within certain established criteria.

Maybe you know of a well-deserving charitable organization. We welcome your suggestions and ask for you to send them through our Contact Us page.

Charitable Spotlight: The Joseph Fund

The Joseph Fund of Camden

The Joseph Fund was founded in 2012 by the iconic Monsignor Bob McDermott, “Father Bob,” to further his vision of providing crucial resources, financial and otherwise, towards creating opportunities for the most vulnerable in Camden. Since its inception, The Joseph Fund has reinvested more than $2.5 million in the people of Camden.

In the pandemic year of 2020, The Joseph Fund of Camden extended its support to assisting families that lost financial income. There has been a dramatic ripple effect jeopardizing their daily sustenance, their housing situation, and their ability to afford their children’s education. The Joseph Fund has kept its “covenant” inviting families, their children, young adults, the homeless, as well as those seeking guidance and inspiration to experience the fullness of life – to have hope – and to see the opportunity that they can still succeed, in spite of the pandemic.

Through our Make It Better (MIB) Charitable Giving Campaign at Paris, we are excited to continue our partnership with the Joseph Fund by helping to transform the lives of children and families in our local communities.

We want to Thank the Joseph Fund for all their effort and hard work for Making It Better.

Here’s a recent MIB Success Story from The Joseph Fund. Click here to read more.

The Joseph Fund of Camden

Together we have formed an experience that captures the fullness of the blessings of life; success not failure; hope, not despair; and to learn how to experience the necessary transformation into the fullness of life!”

– Monsignor Robert T. McDermott (Father Bob), Founder