Mr. George inspired his associates to be passionate about giving back, and that passion still drives our associates and our company today. We believe giving back to our communities is a responsibility and a privilege.
Publix supports thousands of local non-profit organizations and several national campaigns — Children's Miracle Network, Food for All, March of Dimes and Special Olympics. We offer customers the option to donate to these national campaigns at checkout. Our associates also donate to these organizations, United Way and many others in various ways throughout the year.
Each year, six Publix associates receive the Mr. George Community Service Award to recognize their outstanding community involvement. Each recipient gives back to their community through mentoring, volunteering or contributing their time, money or talent, and receives $5,000 to donate to the charities of their choice, three days off with pay and a dinner in their honor with Publix executives.
At Publix, our associates love making a positive impact in the lives of others. Mr. George would be proud of every contribution today — no matter how great or small — because our passion for giving back continues to help others.
Check back next month to learn about Mr. George’s next lesson — prepare for opportunity.
Publix has a long-standing tradition of being the kind of company a community can count on, beginning with our founding in 1930.
Publix is proud of our accomplishments as a caring employer, industry leader, and member of the community.