A big part of us is being a big part of the community.
Orion is committed to community. There is a trust and engagement that promotes Orion’s social responsibility and common sense efforts to give back in the neighborhoods where we serve. The Orion Gives Back Program supports many local non-profits, and encourages Orion employees to volunteer and serve their community.
Check out our Orion Gives Back partners
BRIDGES empowers Memphis youth to reach across racial and socio-economic divides as they prepare for educational opportunities and future careers, inspiring courageous leaders committed to community transformation. Orion is proud to sponsor BRIDGES financial literacy programming, equipping the next generation with financial skills that will last a lifetime.
This December, Orion is proud to support Memphis non-profit Thistle & Bee in their work to serve the local survivors of human trafficking. Thistle & Bee offers a 2-year program of healing that includes free housing, employment, and life skills training. Every purchase of their handmade products featuring pure Memphis honey supports their work and provides steady employment to participants.
In honor of Hospice Month, our November Orion Gives Back partner is Methodist Hospice. We are inspired by their work to provide holistic, quality, compassionate hospice care to patients and families in the Mid-South.
Breast cancer impacts everyone. The Real Men Wear Pink campaign brings together a distinguished group of community leaders annually, determined to raise awareness and money to support the American Cancer Society’s mission and save more lives than ever before from breast cancer.
GoBabyGo! brings together UTHSC Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy and CBU School of Engineering students to provide mobility and independence for young children with disabilities through adapted toy cars modified for each child’s unique needs. Since 2016, nearly 30 Mid-South children have received cars through this innovative student-led partnership.
The 3rd Annual Ed Murphey Classic is bringing track & field to the spotlight in honor of former Memphian and University of Tennessee track standout Ed Murphey. The Classic provides youth athletes in the Memphis area the opportunity to experience a world-class track & field event with elite athletes from all over the world, along with community races and performance workshops inspiring a healthy and active lifestyle.
The Junior League of Memphis has supported Binghampton families for more than 10 years through the G.R.O.W. Program at Lester Community Center (Giving, Readiness, Opportunity and Wellness). JLM volunteers organize weekly programs for local parents and children on topics like financial literacy, job skills, and fire safety, each followed by a meal. The program has provided more than 11,000 meals and 500 volunteer hours since its inception.
We are proud to sponsor Orion Free Wednesdays at the Brooks, including extended hours from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. every Wednesday for visitors of all ages. The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art enriches the lives of our diverse community through its expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs that reflect the art of world cultures from antiquity to the present.
Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy was founded to serve individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities and hardship who reside in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas by providing equine activities and therapeutic riding to empower, inspire, nurture and succeed.
A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. Wishes impact everyone involved – wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. Every 32 hours, Make-A-Wish® Mid-South grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, working daily to creatively exceed expectations and make the most of all donated resources to grant the wish of every eligible child.
Volunteer Odyssey matches Memphians with their ideal volunteer experience through high quality and innovative programs. In the past two years, they have tracked over 100,000 volunteer hours, which equals over $2 million in economic impact on Shelby County. Discover your perfect place to volunteer at volunteercompass.com.
The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. In the past year alone, the AHA has funded nearly $2 million in research in the Mid-South. By connecting healthy choices to those most in need, together we are making the Bluff City a heart-healthy home for all Mid-Southerners.
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South has been dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy since 1955. Through an extensive offering of experiential, hands-on programs JA empowers students by helping them discover the tools they need to own their economic success. More than 10,000 students participate in JA programs each year throughout the Greater Memphis area.
Soulfull Memphis Operation Christmas Basket is a community event organized for the purpose of sharing the joy of the holiday season with thousands of seniors and needy families through the gift of a holiday food basket.
Orion supports Special Olympics of Greater Memphis and their mission to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Orion is sponsoring the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk this October, benefitting the American Cancer Society, as well as participating in the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign.
Orion is proud to sponsor Palmer Home for Children through their Shotguns & Sunflowers event. Palmer Home provides residential care for children in need and the Shotguns & Sunflowers event raises vital funds and awareness for Palmer Home for Children.
Orion is proud to sponsor Camp Smile Summer Camp Adventure, a unique camp experience designed to meet the needs of exceptional youth and young adults, ages 6 and older, with mild to moderate physical, developmental, or learning disabilities. Campers participate in a variety of activities, crafts, music, story-time, games, outdoor activities, and field trip. Click here to learn more about Camp Smile.
Orion was proud to sponsor the Blues Foundation’s Blues Foundation Music Awards as May 2018’s Orion Gives Back organization. The Blues Foundation preserves Blues history through the stories of honored performers, individuals, music, and literature. Click here to learn more about the Blues Foundation.
Orion supported Girl Scouts Heart of the South and their curriculum during national financial literacy month. Girl Scouts receive valuable lessons in budgeting, financial planning, and money management. Click here to learn more about Girl Scouts Heart of the South.
Orion supported the Bodine School as the February 2018 Orion Gives Back community partner. The Bodine School’s mission is to lead the Mid-South in teaching students with dyslexia to read and succeed. Orion’s support helped sponsor the Sapphires & Blue Suede Shoes Auction, which raises funds for the school’s programming. To learn more about the Bodine School, click here.
Orion sponsored STAX Music Academy January 2018, a part of the Soulsville Foundation. The STAX Music Academy inspires young people and enhances their academic, cognitive, performance, and leadership skills by utilizing music with an intense focus on the rich legacy and tradition of STAX records. Click here to learn more about STAX Music Academy and the Soulsville Foundation.