Copied from a Special Kids Press Release on August 13, 2012 After donating $25,000 in 2011 and pledging $50,000 more as part of a generous three year commitment, Christian publisher Thomas Nelson continues to impact children with special needs and their families in middle Tennessee by donating time and effort as well as financial assistance [...]
Nelson Gives Back
“Serving others” is an ideal that we esteem at Thomas Nelson, Inc. It is considered a foundational value of our corporate ideology and one of the things that makes us unique as a company. Serving others is at the heart of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives as we continuously review ways to impact our community and our industry. As the President and CEO of Thomas Nelson, Mark Schoenwald, says, “If we want to inspire others, first we have to be inspired."
“Nelson Gives Back” is our corporate initiative to find inspiration in the services we provide to others, so that we may be inspirational in their lives. Through community volunteering and charitable donations, Thomas Nelson is committed to helping those who are in need.
In addition, we are constantly reviewing our environmental impact and how we can conduct better business practices in such a way that can help protect our Earth. Currently, all paper mills from which Thomas Nelson purchases resources are FSC and SFI certified, meaning the paper has followed stringent guidelines to preserve forests and reduce air and water pollution. By simply switching to a lighter weight paper, Thomas Nelson has reduced its paper usage by 27%.
To learn more about how Thomas Nelson, Inc. and its employees are serving others to better inspire the world, please read about our experiences below:
Thomas Nelson, Inc. is committed to giving back to our community, especially in areas that are core to our company’s passion, vision and future. The cause of literacy, in particular, provides the perfect opportunity for Thomas Nelson employees to pass on their love of reading to others. Yesterday, Thomas Nelson hosted a two-hour tutor adult [...]
In keeping with their ongoing purpose to inspire the world, Thomas Nelson continues to encourage the nurses at Special Kids to provide excellent services to families and children with medical needs. In 2011, Thomas Nelson gave $25,000 and committed another $50,000 to the Special Kids Skilled Nursing Program over the next two years. These funds [...]
“Dona un Libro,” or “Donate a Book.” This simple statement is carrying the weight of an internationally impactful campaign against illiteracy. In celebration of International World Book Day, April 23, 2012, Grupo Nelson, the Spanish-language division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., has begun its fight with illiteracy rates in the world’s Spanish-speaking cultures. ‘Dona un Libro’ [...]
In the spirit of Christmas giving, Thomas Nelson employees participated in gathering canned and other non-perishable goods to donate to one of their Charitable Partners, the Nashville Rescue Mission. In three short days, close to 1,000 items were brought in, exemplifying the serving hearts of the Thomas Nelson employees. The Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christian-based community organization, [...]