Community service not only helps neighbors but also builds camaraderie. Through financial donations and volunteering, YHB and its employees actively support a number of local and worldwide charitable causes.
The firm contributes a portion of its annual profits to a donor advised fund where employees recommend donations quarterly to charities of their choice. Some charities we have supported include:
YHB is involved in our own community by helping those in need. We are a community partner with The Town That Cares, a special fund established by the Town of West Hartford’s Department of Human and Leisure Services. The fund offers low-income residents assistance with basic necessities such as food, utility bills, shelter, and transportation. The Town That Cares is 100% funded through contributions from generous individuals, businesses and community groups.
YHB supports The Town That Cares fund throughout the year, both financially and through volunteerism. In the late summer, employees help to collect, donate and distribute new backpacks to West Hartford students. Watching children eagerly choose their favorite backpack for a new school year is a fulfilling experience. In November, employees help unload and sort donated food delivered to West Hartford Town Hall by Morley Elementary School kindergarten through second grade students though the Red Wagon Food Drive. Before the holidays, we collect donations of gift cards and warm gloves and mittens to help make a difference for residents in our community.
Outside Involvement By Our Team
Throughout the year, the employees of the firm donate personal time, effort and money to support the initiatives of many charitable causes and organizations, including local causes in the greater Hartford and West Hartford areas. Our staff also support education and medical initiatives, including a medical clinic in Ecuador, founded by Paul Martel.
Fibuspam is an Ecuadorian non-profit entity whose goal is to provide high-quality health and social services to the needy in Ecuador. Fibuspam operates its own clinic in Riobamba. The clinic offers medical services to thousands of people each year through its lab and clinic. Roughly 8 specialties are offered including general medicine, dentistry, gynecology and ophthalmology. The clinic has a surgical unit with two operating rooms providing hundreds of surgeries each year. Fibuspam organizes many “caravanas” to bring medical care to remote communities in Ecuador. Lastly, Fibuspam arranges for surgical care for critically ill children who must travel to the U.S. for acute care.
A sister organization, Partners for Andean Community Health (PACH), Inc., is a U.S. 501c3 that exists solely to provide financial support for Fibuspam in Ecuador. Through its wide ranging relationships with physicians from many countries, other NGOs and volunteers, PACH is able to continue its mission of providing care to thousands of people throughout Ecuador.
Fibuspam is an acronym for its formal Spanish name, Fundacion Internacional Buen Samaritano Paul Martel.