At Camping World and Good Sam, we are keenly aware that many of our friends and neighbors are in need of the basics such as food, clothing and housing, and donations of our time and resources. We promote and encourage volunteerism among our colleagues through our Project Good Samaritan initiative as well as continue to assist local and national non-profit organizations with financial and in-kind donations. We also show a collective respect for the environment through our individual attention to conservation and recycling.
Project Good Samaritan is a new program for Camping World and Good Sam. Beginning in 2013, all full-time associates volunteer 8 hours of their scheduled work time per quarter (32 hours per year) for causes that are of special interest or meaning. Those associates with part-time status volunteer 4 hours per quarter (16 hours per year). In either case, Camping World and Good Sam provides employees with paid time off from their regularly scheduled workday to give back to their communities.
The Project Good Samaritan initiative is dedicated to making our communities a better place through an ongoing focus on philanthropy. This initiative follows through on our Good Sam Pledge:
Since the beginning of the Project Good Samaritan program, our associates have donated over 350,000 hours of service to their local communities!
If you or your organization have a need for volunteers, please send us an email at [email protected] and let us know how we can help. Please be sure to include the following in your message:
According to the EPA, electronic waste (also known as e-waste) is the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America. Currently, e-waste represents 2 percent of America's trash in landfills, but equals 70 percent of overall toxic waste. To put this in perspective, there are 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste disposed worldwide every year. Only 12.5 percent of that e-waste is currently being recycled.
Furthermore, a large number of what is considered "e-waste" is actually not waste at all, but rather whole electronic equipment or parts that are readily available for reuse or can be recycled for materials recovery. In 2008, we recognized the importance of properly recycling our used electronics. Since then, we have recycled over 82,000 pounds of equipment – including computers, printers, monitors, registers, keyboards, network equipment, phones, and credit card machines.