WE BELIEVE IT’S IMPORTANT TO GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY + THOSE THAT NEED A LITTLE EXTRA SUPPORT.
Matthew 9:36-38 (NIV)
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? and who will go for us?” And I said “Here am I. Send me!”
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
Below Are Some of Our Efforts to Give Back
Invisible Children uses film, creativity and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Joseph Kony’s rebel war and restore LRA-affected communities in central Africa to peace and prosperity. Premier Physical Therapy gives back by supporting the Legacy Scholarship program which “provides merit-based scholarships and mentoring to motivated and talented secondary and university students from northern Uganda” whose lives were affected by the LRA conflict. The Legacy Scholarship program currently supports almost 600 secondary schoolchildren and 250 college/university students. Invisible Children Legacy Scholarship Program strives to educate “the next generation of leaders in northern Uganda”.
Due to the growing epidemic of serious yet preventable youth sports injuries, the STOP Sports Injuries campaign helps prevent athletic injuries in kids. Sports injury prevention is the paramount goal of this program and aims to teach athletes, parents, and coaches best sports training practices to prevent injuries.
The Palmetto Medical Initiative is responding to those in need by piloting sustainable healthcare projects internationally. They are setting up a sustainable healthcare system in Masindi, Uganda. Educate. Heal. Empower.
According to the A21 Campaign website, human trafficking is an organized criminal industry that affects every nation. While the statistics can seem overwhelming, it is important to remember that every number represents the life of a victim.
God’s People is a group of individuals who have organized to recognize the needs in the areas and neighborhoods around us and to fill those needs by the means that God has given us. One of the key components to God’s People is the picnic lunch in the park. Taking time to sit down with those who are in need; jobless, homeless or hungry and sharing a meal, conversation and time with them is important. As new relationships are formed through this venue, new needs are discovered. For information or to get involved, email serveGodspeople@gmail.com.
The Palmetto Project started in 1984 and is a private, non-profit initiative to put new and creative ideas to work in South Carolina. Families Helping Families is a product of the Palmetto Project. Families Helping Families is a Lowcountry-wide partnership that brings together the generosity of local families, churches, businesses and community groups to help local families in need for Christmas. Sponsors are paired with families they wish to adopt and are provided with a gift wish list. Sponsors provide the gifts to these families in need. Premier supports this organization because we believe that these families should have gifts at Christmas that represent the support of our community.
The physical therapists here at Premier have been to several countries to assist populations that have limited to no medical assistance. The most important reason is to share the gifts that God has blessed us with to assist those that need help. Medical treatment, specifically physical therapy, is often a foreign concept to certain areas of the world. We have served countries such as Belize, Ecuador, Bulgaria, South Africa, and the Philippines.
Water Missions International is a Christian, nonprofit organization that provides clean, safe water to people in developing countries and disaster areas through a variety of technologies. Their goal is to provide sustainable access to safe water so that no person should perish for want of safe drinking water. They recognize that clean water is the source of life and the foundation for health, education and viable economies. Through the generous support of individuals, churches, nonprofits and businesses, Water Missions International is able to develop low-maintenance, self-sustaining water treatment systems for communities around the world that provide safe drinking water, wastewater management and storm water control. Through their community development programs, disaster relief efforts, advocacy, education and custom engineering solutions, they have been able to bring hope and relief to more than 1.5 million people around the globe.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian charity organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. They serve close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
Beads of Hope Africa has a dual mission: to empower women currently living in poverty through economic opportunity, and to provide scholarships for orphans, the most vulnerable population, from a future life of poverty through education and career opportunity.
Chicora Elementary Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program.The Lunch Buddy Program offers an opportunity for school age children to associate with adults from the community. An ordinary person can do the extraordinary by giving time and attention to a child or young person in need.
Summerville Miracle League‘s mission is to provide opportunities for children with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities, promote community support and sponsorship of Miracle Leagues, promote the construction of special facilities that meet the unique needs of Miracle League players and their families, provide opportunities for children with disabilities to play. We cannot change or cure the medical issues life has dealt disabled children. What we can do is provide them with an opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing our National pastime–baseball.
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Through year-round sports training and athletic competition and other related programming for more than 2.5 million children and adults with intellectual disabilities in more than 180 countries, Special Olympics has created a model community that celebrates people’s diverse gifts. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.
The NFL PLAY 60 campaign is designed to tackle childhood obesity by getting kids active through in-school, afterschool and team-based programs, online child-targeted outreach on NFLRUSH.com, and many partnerships with like-minded organizations. How You Can Join the Movement Today! You can be one of our partners in this effort. All you have to do is encourage kids to play for 60 minutes every day. Here are some ways you can Join the Movement today: PLAY! Whether you’re a parent, educator, coach or friend, you can help make kids’ lives healthier by just getting them to go outside and play. This holiday season, have fun as a family and let your kids know that getting healthy starts with getting exercise. You can take your kids out for a game of good old touch football. All they need is 60 minutes of active play each day!
The Commonwealth Cares Foundation partners with South Carolina-based band NEEDTOBREATHE on the foundation’s annual charity golf tournament. By joining forces, they were able to bring even more awareness to an organization close to their hearts.
She Tris is an event for women of all ages, sizes, ability levels and backgrounds. Daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers and friends all participate together in an encouraging, supportive environment. The event takes place in Mount Pleasant, SC at I’on Club and surrounding neighborhoods.
The five-race Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series at James Island County Park features a 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K flat run. Over 30,000 people have raced the series over the years, and the series has been honored as one of the Top Ten Charleston Signature Sport Events by the Charleston Metro Sports Council.
The Charleston Animal Society provides shelter and medical care to animals no other shelter in our area will take, and saves more animals than all other animal organizations in Charleston County combined.
As you can imagine, we get a lot of paper at our business. In an effort to reduce waste, we recycle paper and plastic at Premier Physical Therapy and do our part to support the environment. We turn off all equipment during non business hours. We encourage you to do the same at your business and home.