PensionmarkMeridien Thanks Clients in Action: Profiles in Kindness
During these challenging times, PensionmarkMeridien wishes to highlight the unsung and outstanding efforts of our valued clients.
Today, we wish to send our gratitude and appreciation to Franklin Sports Inc.
Franklin Sports is a national name in the manufacturing and marketing of sporting goods. The family run business, which started in 1946, knew they wanted to make a difference during this pandemic. After some research, Franklin Sports decided to partner with one of their trusted factories overseas to produce large quantities of FDA approved, Level 1 ASTM Disposable Face Masks. Their goal is to manufacture and distribute 1 million masks to the front-line workers who need them most.
Franklin Sports will MATCH every dollar raised up to $250,000 in order to get to their goal of 1 Million Masks. Be assured that 100% of every dollar raised will be used to manufacture more masks.
To learn more and help the cause click here.
How to Respond with Kindness During Challenging Times
During difficult times, how do we act individually and how can we come together as a society?
Practice Empathy: It can be difficult when those affected by hardship are strangers or live far away. But empathy crosses all boundaries, unites us and helps us remember that no matter what happens, none of us must go through it alone.
Listen: How can we be empathetic to the plight of others? Listening is different from hearing. When we listen we acknowledge the others feelings as valid and we invite them into a conversation to create a more selfless dialogue.
Give Gratitude: Practice gratefulness, show you recognize negative situations, but choose to find joy in the positive instead. When we practice gratitude, we have a kinder outlook on life overall and for the future.
Remember Perspective: Don’t dismiss difficult times but embrace the potential for good after the period has passed. If we remember to stand for kindness, both individually and as a society, we can continue to live better and support those who need our help.
How to Help: See if there’s anything you can do to support your family, your community or complete strangers. Make a simple gesture; call an old friend, donate to a charity, or volunteer your time to make a difference.