Robert Bassam and Easterns Automotive Make A Difference at Ruth’s Miracle Group Home Foundation
For Easterns Automotive Group CEO and Founder Robert Bassam, there’s no greater feeling than doing good and making a difference in the lives of others. This is why he has given back to numerous charities in his local DC, Maryland, Virginia, including Ruth’s Miracle Group Home Foundation.
In the last decade, many of the world’s biggest companies are taking their philanthropy and corporate social responsibility seriously, which should send a message to entrepreneurs from all over. Companies like Walmart, Apple, Expedia, and Google have all established leading philanthropy programs that are focused on a wide range of causes, from climate change to poverty.
Behind these companies’ commitment to do good is the belief that philanthropy can make a positive impact. Whether it’s matching programs or fund raisers, philanthropy comes in many forms. At Google, one way they have shown their firm commitment to giving back is by instituting programs that inspire volunteerism among their employees.
The aim of Google Serve is to encourage employees to take time out of work to support causes they believe in. Currently, Google allows up to 20 hours of work time across the year for employees to volunteer at their favorite charities. This is a laudable move by the tech giant which buffs their reputation even more as a top company to work for among professionals.
Since the time Google Serve was launched, more than 5,000 Google employees have volunteered 50,000 hours of their time, taking on more than 400 projects from various communities where they live, work, and play. When pooled together, the collective amount of time these Google employees have given will leave a long-lasting impact. For projects that involve skills-training, for example, their help will last a lifetime, providing countless opportunities for the community they have served.
Easterns Automotive Group CEO Robert Bassam has heeded the advice of these companies that are actively engaged in philanthropic acts, sharing their belief that giving back is the right thing to do, and that no matter how little, it can make a difference. In his local DC, Maryland, and Virginia, Robert Bassam has been involved with many charities, including Ruth’s Miracle Group Home Foundation, a halfway house that assists women who have been through traumatic experiences such as drugs, alcohol, incarceration, homelessness, and domestic violence.
FOX 5 DC featured the cause of Ruth’s Miracle Home, which was founded by Veronica Alston. Veronica herself is a recovering addict and knows firsthand what these women are going through. That is why she has dedicated her life to helping these women who are facing similar hardships as she had by providing them anger management and parenting classes, weekly meetings, volunteering projects, and more.
Inspired by the strength and purpose of Veronica, Robert Bassam partnered with FOX 5 DC to give Ruth’s Miracle Group Home Foundation a miracle of their own. After learning that the foundation needed a van of its own to transport the women, Robert Bassam presented Veronica and the rest of Ruth’s Miracle Home with a new van, which will go a long way in helping these women in need.