Strategic Staffing Solutions has been committed to the cause of animal welfare since it was founded in 1990. Last week at S3‘s 25th annual Club closing dinner, the company’s annual trip to Hawaii for high performing employees, Cindy Pasky, S3 President and CEO, announced that the company will be making a donation to the Hawaii Island Humane Society in honor of the extensive work that S3 Chairman Paul Huxleyhas done over the years for the Michigan Humane Society. The donation will be used to renovate the shelters’ new 12-acre facility allowing HIHS to triple its current capacity at the older Kona shelter from 40 dogs and 30 cats to 125 dogs and 100 cats, giving the islands’ animals a better chance to thrive.
“We’re about a generation behind the Continental United States as it relates to our animal welfare needs. We are working as hard as we can to fulfill our mission to eliminate pet overpopulation and we are making headways, but it’s a long education process. We’re in the midst of a really big $10 million capital campaign and because of Cindy and Paul’s love of animals, S3 decided to donate to us,” said Donna Whitaker, Executive Director, Hawaii Island Humane Society.
“Part of S3‘s donation will go toward a dog meet-and-greet room and the rest will be used to create a cat colony room in honor of Cindy, Paul and their pets.”
“S3 Chairman Paul Huxley has worked hard as chair of the Michigan Humane Society’s Capital Campaign, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors,” said Pasky. “So, we felt this was a way of not only helping the Hawaii Island Humane Society, but a very special way of saying thank you to Paul, for his work with the Michigan Humane Society and for making this wonderful trip possible to S3 team members for 25 years.”
As part of HIHS’ capital campaign, local artist Kathleen Dunphy will paint canine portraits for anyone who wants to see their own dog on canvas. Each portrait will be displayed at both of the organizations’ Central Bark Dog Parks, an outdoor space for the shelters’ dogs. Portrait donations are $500, $1,000 or $2,000 and a portion of the proceeds will be used to maintain both of HIHS’ parks. To commemorate S3 and Cindy and Paul’s dedication to animal welfare, Dunphy will paint a portrait of their dogs to be displayed at the Bark Park located at HIHS’ new shelter.
“There are so many organizations that would benefit from our talents, time, and resources,” said Huxley. “We are fortunate to have forged a relationship with an organization whose mission and location means so much to us.”
Since 1990, S3 has donated more than $17 million to charities and community enrichment projects. Other beneficiaries of S3‘s long-term support for animal welfare include the Michigan Humane Society, the Detroit Police Department’s Mounted Division, the ASPCA and the Detroit Zoological Society. Globally, S3 team members contribute countless hours and resources to supporting organizations that promote animal welfare, support homeless populations, support the arts, and contribute to economic and community development.
Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, over $320 millionIT and business services corporation based in Detroit. With a composite average annual growth rate of 19%, S3 is fiscally sound and debt free. S3has had $3.3 Billionin sales since its inception with $1.2 billion of those sales occurring in the last 5 years. It is ranked 16th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report and is one of two companies nationally certified as a Charter Partner with Staffing Industry Analysts. S3 is also ranked as the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts and one of the top 25 among woman-owned businesses in the nation by Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine.
S3 provides staff augmentation, direct hire recruiting, workforce programs, and outsourced solutions with global industry expertise in energy/utility, healthcare services, insurance, communications, and financial services. It has more than 3,000 direct consultants in 49 out of 50 states in the U.S. and 15 countries including Europe and the Americas.
The mission of Hawaii Island Humane Society is to prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the bond between humans and animals. Our organization, established in 1965, is serving the Big Island community with three shelters island wide. Our services include: Shelter for homeless, stray, injured, lost and abandoned animals, animal adoptions, Humane Education Programs for children and administration and promotion of the Spay/Neuter Community Assistance Program.
The Hawaii Island Humane Society is the only open-admittance shelter on the Big Island with no time limits. Nearly 13,000 animals come through our shelter doors every year. Many are infirm, ill-treated, injured, too young or elderly. Some have never known the security of a home, while others have lost the only home they’ve ever known. We accept any animal, regardless of age, species, condition, circumstance or behavioral issues at all three shelters island wide.
For more information about the Hawaii Island Humane Society, visit www.hihs.org.