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
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.