Paris has a long history of charitable donations with a particular emphasis on helping those in need as well as 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. There was such an overwhelming response, that 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 be sure it fits within certain established criteria. We also welcome suggestions which can be sent through our Contact Us page.
AFAR (A Future After Rehab) is a nonprofit organization that purchases and manages sober living homes in Burlington County, NJ. These homes provide a safe place to live for recovering addicts and alcoholics who have completed rehabilitation. AFAR covers a majority of living expenses so that residents can focus on getting back on their feet. The recovery houses offer sober living with support from housemates who are also going through the recovery process. They provide transportation, meals, and have an outreach source and computer access for finding employment opportunities. Residents who comply with the regulations of the house and remain active and contributing members of the household may stay as long as needed.
In June of 2019, our donations helped AFAR open their third house for 8 recovering addicts. Scroll down to see images from when our MIB committee went out to visit the home.
Paris is proud to support AFAR and their mission to provide a safe and supportive transition into a life of sobriety. For more information about this organization, please visit their website youandafar.org.