At EST03, giving back is an integral part of who we are.
Our core values of respecting, learning, growing, teaching, and accountability lead us to invest in our community and our neighbors. We care deeply about supporting nonprofits that reflect our same values, and our EST03 staff and leadership continue to dedicate time and resources to many local and national organizations. EST03 has partnered with many 501(c)(3) nonprofits over the past 20 years, ranging from our formal Nonprofit Sponsorship Program partners to staff led volunteer opportunities – here are just a few examples of how our people give back:
The American Cancer Society is the leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision of ending cancer as we know it, for everyone. ACS is the only organization working to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. EST03 CEO, Ken Black, serves as Co-Chair for the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Cancer Society’s fundraising arm with the Cincinnati Golf Classic, and has supported the organization for many years. Additionally, EST03 staff have contributed many hours of service supporting the annual Cincinnati Golf Classic.
Heroes on the Water’s mission is to bring first responders, veterans, and active-duty military members and their families together for a day of no-cost kayak fishing. Through generous donations from the community, they can provide everything needed for a day of relaxation – from the fishing poles and bait to the kayaks and life preservers, allowing attendees a stress-free day with their loved ones. Advertising Vehicles provided the Southwest Ohio Chapter of Heroes on the Water a fully wrapped trailer free of cost through the Nonprofit Sponsorship Program. Advertising Vehicles was proud to partner with Heroes on the Water as one of the sponsored non-profits chosen for 2023, as the American Dream is an important piece of the mission at Advertising Vehicles, and those who serve our country are an integral part of making the dream a reality for all.
Last Mile Food Rescue is a Greater Cincinnati food rescue organization on a mission to save good food and get it to those who need it most. We empower local change-makers like you to make a critical difference in the lives of our neighbors fighting food insecurity. By using the power of volunteers fueled by technology, we connect Food Donors with nonprofits who serve the region’s food insecure, fighting food waste and helping to end the hunger that’s closest to home. Advertising Vehicles partnered with Last Mile Food Rescue as the very first recipient of a full wrap through the Nonprofit Sponsorship Program.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501 nonprofit organization that helps fulfill the wishes of children with a critical illness between the ages of 2+1⁄2 and 18 years old. Make-A-Wish believes that when a wish comes true it creates strength, hope, and transformation in a child and in a community. Advertising Vehicles, an EST03 company, has provided custom wrapped golf carts for three wish kids, Adison, Patricia, and Emma, and continues to support the Make-A-Wish cause. These were made possible through our Nonprofit Sponsorship Program.
Our Daily Bread is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of Cincinnati residents and those who frequent the area. The mission at Our Daily Bread is to provide stability and hope to guests in need by offering meals, hospitality, and services in a safe, respectful environment, located in Over the Rhine. As a staff led initiative, members of the EST03 team donated supplies and prepared over 100 meals to give out to those in need.
Matthew 25: Ministries is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poorest of the poor and disaster victims locally, regionally, nationally and internationally regardless of race, creed or political persuasion. By rescuing and reusing products from major corporations and manufacturers, Matthew 25: Ministries provides basic necessities, nutritional supplements, educational materials, micro-enterprise supplies and disaster relief across the US and worldwide. Matthew 25: Ministries is located less than a half mile from the EST03 Cincinnati Headquarters, and many EST03 staff have volunteered countless hours towards the cause, both through team and department groups and individually.
The Progressive Animal Welfare Society, now better known as PAWS Adoption Center, was originally formed by a small group of concerned animal lovers in 1980. PAWS was established as a “no-kill” animal shelter and remains so to this day. The PAWS mission is to address the issue of pet overpopulation by providing a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats dedicated to the reduction of homeless pets by promoting adoption, spay/neuter, and responsible pet ownership. Their long-term goal is to continue to find forever homes for lovable, adoptable pets. Advertising Vehicles was able to provide them a full wrap for their van free of charge through the Nonprofit Sponsorship Program.
The partnership between transit authorities through our brand Adsposure not only helps sustain public transportation services but also provides an additional channel for spreading messages and promoting services for the transit authority, local businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
Transit advertising offers numerous benefits for both businesses and nonprofit organizations, allowing them to give back to the community while promoting their brands and missions. Through revenue sharing programs, transit advertising enables businesses to invest in the cities and people where their operations are based.
Ultimately, transit advertising benefits the community at large!