DE&I Little Rock News

MHP/Team SI Donates $5,000 to Lucie’s Place to Support Unhoused LGBTQIA+ Youth

MHP/Team SI DE&I committee makes $5,000 donation to Lucie's Place to supports LGBTQIA+ youth.

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Tim Whitley, CEO and chief innovation officer of the MHP/Team SI Family of Companies, and our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee co-chairs Shakayla Zoss, associate public relations account executive, and Shaun Hartman, director of Element Web Platform,  presented Lucie’s Place with a $5,000 check and other essential items from an agency-wide donation drive to help support the organization’s mission to provide resources and assistance to unhoused LGBTQIA+ youth in our community. 

“As an agency who believes that Diversity Drives Innovation, we are committed to doing what we can to use our agency as a platform to help underserved communities and the next generation of young professionals gain access to much-needed resources to help them succeed,” said Whitley. “As part of that commitment, we were thrilled to provide these donations to Lucie’s Place to help them and their mission to provide vital services to unhoused LGBQTIA+ youth across central Arkansas.”    

MHP/Team SI takes pride every day in the differences that make our own agency better and help create innovative and successful campaigns for our clients. We proudly support our LGBTQIA+ employees, clients, and community and are also proud to stand alongside Tim, who is a strong advocate and a proud member of this community. In 2020, the agency committed to being a leader of DEI by creating a committee dedicated to assuring that MHP/Team SI and the MHP/Team SI Family of Companies is a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization with a work environment that empowers each employee to grow personally and professionally.

MHP/Team SI DE&I Committee collects clothing items for Lucie's Place donation to support LGBTQIA+ unhoused youth.

“It is so sad that people are oppressed into such troubling and dangerous situations. It is comforting to know that Lucie’s Place exists to provide some relief,” said Hartman. “I am so grateful to be working with an agency full of generous people so quick to rally behind such a noble cause.”

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