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Firelands Scientific’s Sunshine Committee

Our Values

Our mission is to uplift our patients and customers with high-quality, sustainably produced medicine. While we pursue this mission, we are constantly guided by our values – they are the internal compass that remains at the core of everything we do at Firelands Scientific. Our vision is to harness cannabis and sustainable business practices as a force for good in the world. Ultimately, we don’t just want to be the best cannabis company in Ohio, we want to be the best cannabis company for Ohio.

 

Who is the Sunshine Committee?

Firelands Scientific, a recently Certified B Corporation, believes in using business as a force for good. Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Firelands Scientific’s philanthropic work is an integral component of the company’s impact-driven business model.

 

Firelands Scientific’s Sunshine Committee is composed of 19 staff members who meet bi-weekly to organize events that help uplift others with the purpose of creating a positive impact in the communities. This year, the Sunshine Committee demonstrated Firelands Scientific’s social and environmental impact by giving back to their community in 32 different ways, all during a global pandemic. The Sunshine Committee consistently commits to uplifting others and seeks out innovative approaches to elevate the passions of each team member.

 

The Sunshine Committee members all have specific jobs within the company, and this is something they take on in addition to their daily duties. Not only do the Sunshine Committee staff members meet bi-weekly to organize events, but each month Firelands Scientific provides their entire staff the opportunity to participate in “Give-Back Days“ in which they’re provided with one company-sponsored day each month to devote to community service.

 

“I’m incredibly impressed by how far we have come and with all that we have accomplished as a committee in 2020. The support we are shown daily through our employees generosity is absolutely overwhelming – especially given how many hardships we know everyone has faced this year,” Lacey Crews, Office Administrator and Sunshine Committee Chairwoman said. “I suppose that’s exactly what makes us all want to do our best to help provide that support to others.”

 

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Scroll down to learn about the many projects that our Sunshine Committee participated in this past year.

April 2020

Easter Basket Drive to Benefit Project Noelle

For the past two years, our Sunshine Committee has been working with Project Noelle to support the organization’s efforts. This photo was taken during Firelands’ 2020 Easter Basket Drive that helped supply 49 children with filled Easter Baskets!

Sanitation Donation

Firelands Scientific distributed hand sanitizer to first responders and caregivers throughout Erie County, including: Firefighters, Police Officers and Nursing Homes. 100 gallons filled and distributed to combat COVID-19.

May 2020

Vitalant Blood Drives

May 18th, 2020:

45 Donors, 87 Lives Saved

 

September 24th, 2020:

31 Donors, 72 Lives Saved

 

159 Lives Saved in 2020

Helping Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia, Cancer, and so many more!

Litter clean up with Cleveland Metroparks at Bradley Woods

Bradley Woods Reservation is located in Westlake, Ohio. Our team uses their personal “Give Back Days” to help improve our communities.

May & June 2020

8 Weeks of “Food Truck Fridays”

Firelands Scientific supported and promoted 5 local small food businesses to supplement their cut income due to COVID-19 cancellations of events.

July 2020

Huron Decal Drive

Parks and Recreation Month Fundraiser for Huron Parks Foundation Fund:

74 sales yielded $370 to go toward preserving Huron’s park systems.

Litter clean up at Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach & Reservation is located in Bay Village, Ohio. Our team uses their personal “Give Back Days” to help improve our communities.

Sheldon Marsh litter clean up with Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve is located in Erie County, Ohio. Our team uses their personal “Give Back Days” to help improve our communities.

August 2020

Ronald McDonald Pop Tab Drive

The Sunshine Committee started a collection of pop tabs to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. This will be an ongoing collection, resetting each time the container is filled.

Sheldon Marsh invasive species removal

Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve is located in Erie County, Ohio. Our team uses their personal “Give Back Days” to help improve our communities; in this project, we assisted in clearing invasive species that are damaging the natural species in the area.

Invasive Species Removal at Old Woman Creek

Old Woman Creek is located near Huron, Ohio. Our team uses their personal “Give Back Days” to help improve our communities; in this project, we assisted in clearing invasive species that are damaging the natural species in the area.

Habitat for Humanity Build

After 3 rescheduled build dates, our team member was able to assist Habitat for Humanity in a home build for a deserving family in Norwalk, Ohio.

September 2020

September 2020 Literacy Month Book Drive for OHgo

We collected 131 Books for Children that may otherwise not have access to reading material in the month of September! These books went to OHgo’s bookmobile.

OHgo Senior Food Box Delivery

We got an opportunity to “Go for Good” through a collaboration with Ohgo, and our ladies delivered 21 fresh food boxes to local senior citizens in need!

Walk To END Alzheimer’s Disease

$565 raised by FiSci participants & their families for the Alzheimer’s Association.

October 2020

Lend A Can Food Drive for Victory Kitchen

FiSci employees generously brought in donations of non -perishable items and paper products to donate to our local foodbank, Victory Kitchen, who serves the community’s less fortunate!

Pink with Purpose to Benefit the Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio

This year our sales team partnered with our Sunshine Committee to raise $15,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio during the month of October!

FiSci Matched $2 per 2.83g pink jar sold in October 2020!

Sheldon Marsh Invasive Species Removal Pt. 2

Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve is located in Erie County, Ohio. Our team uses their personal “Give Back Days” to help improve our communities; in this project, we again assisted in clearing invasive species that are damaging the natural species in the area.

Feeding the Hungry with Victory Kitchen of Sandusky

Between two days, 180 Breakfasts and 220 Lunches were prepared and served to community members in need!

October & November 2020

“Sponsor a Thanksgiving”

“Sponsor A Thanksgiving” monetary donations from FiSci employees bought Thanksgiving meals for impoverished families! This Thanksgiving we donated 42 meals to families, which each fed 4 or more people! That’s 168 people that didn’t go hungry this Thanksgiving, thanks to Firelands Scientific’s Sunshine Committee!

November & December 2020

“Adopt a Child” Christmas Drive

Firelands Scientific team members chose children to purchase Christmas gifts for through a partnership with Project Noelle -a foundation that supports the littlest members of the opioid crisis.

FiSci’s team cleared 2 donation boards and gave Christmas to 48 children!

December 2020

“A Giving Package” to benefit Project Noelle

Our Sales team created a holiday promotion to raise $5,000 for an Ohio-based non-profit dedicated to helping the innocent children whom have suffered due to the opioid crisis in Ohio. Project Noelle generally assists children with basic needs such as food, school supplies, and haircuts, but during the holiday season Project Noelle makes an effort to gather holiday gifts for children to provide a semblance of normalcy during the holiday seasons.