Giving Back to the Community

BEI-Benedict Gives Back to the Community BEI believes in giving back to the community. Our founder, Arnold Benedict, always believed “the more you give, the more you get.” So, one of our goals is to reach out and help others in the Miami Valley. In past years we have worked with Habitat for Humanity. We have gathered as a company to work at local sites in Dayton on the framing and construction of homes for families in need. A few years ago in the spring, we held an on-site fishing tournament for customers and vendors, with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.

Each year, during the Christmas season, we adopt a family. We collect donations, starting at the company Thanksgiving Feast and continuing through the 20th of December. After donations are collected, our company makes a matching monetary gift. This money provides gifts to our adopted family. Our employees shop for the presents, we set up a wrapping station during lunch and then the gifts are delivered to put under the tree. We also provide Kroger gift cards and a large gift box of non-perishable food items to prepare a Christmas dinner.

We have also become involved with a new project in Kettering, known as Brigid's Path. Brigid's Path is a transitional home for drug-exposed babies. It is a facility where the babies and their mothers, through the support of various teams, can get the medical, emotional and social support they need to help them bond and move to a better place in life. We have worked on the demolition of the old site and have donated two ground-level storage containers for their use in housing the tools during construction and the in-kind donations made by the community. We hope to continue working with Brigid's Path and the associated families. Brigid's Path is a wonderful community project and is definitely one to which we hope others will contribute their time and resources.

On a smaller scale, we have served dinner at the Hope House in Middletown. Helping to provide a meal or giving someone that extra welcome and smile can often make their day. Most recently, in the fall of 2017, our BEI family joined to walk for Alzheimer's. This walk was held in honor of Mr. Benedict, who sadly struggled with this devastating disease in his final years. It was a great day for all, in his memory and in hopes for a cure to help the many who are affected by this disease

All of us here at Benedict Enterprises, Inc. look forward to continuing community service work in the coming years. We are always looking for new opportunities. We truly believe that giving back to the community is simply the right thing to do.

We hope to be able to give back, not only to the community as a whole, but especially to those most in need. Simply put, "it is truly 'better to give than to get."