We Volunteer

At CP Lab Safety we believe in promoting sustainable practices in our community. We make it a company goal to have a positive impact on the environment around us. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is through volunteering. Not only does it help the environment but it also builds teamwork and character, allowing us to grow as a company while giving back to our world. Check out our pictures from volunteering below!

Emery Pharma + CP Lab Safety Volunteer Day – Lava Mae:  Taking Radical Hospitality to the street 

On December 18th, 2017, CP Lab Safety joined Emery Pharma in Oakland, CA to volunteer with Lava Mae. Sporting her awesome Periodic Table Hat and volunteer shirt, Kelly Farhangi, CEO and Co-founder of CP Lab Safety, helped hand out clothing to the homeless. According to an article from June, 2017 in the East Bay Times, “In the past two years, the number of Alameda County’s homeless has shot up 39 percent, to 5,629 people, according to a recent count.” Lava Mae is reaching out to the homeless population during the holidays, giving them clothing, medical care, food and supplies to get through the cold months. We are proud to have been able to contribute to this movement and hope to do so in the years to come.

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More About Lava Mae:

Founded by Doniece Sandoval in 2013, Lava Mae began by converting public transportation buses into showers and toilets on wheels to deliver hygiene and rekindle dignity for our homeless guests in San Francisco.  To-date, Lava Mae has served more than 4,000 individuals who have taken 20,000+ showers on our mobile units, dramatically raised awareness about the lack of access to showers and basic hygiene for our homeless neighbors, and inspired new mobile hygiene programs across the U.S. and abroad. In 2017, Doniece was recognized as a CNN Hero.

 

Do you live in Los Angeles or San Francisco and want to get involved with Lava Mae? Found out about volunteer and donation opportunities here: https://lavamae.org/get-involved/

2017 Volunteer Day

Location: Marin Headlands
Organization Website: http://www.parksconservancy.org/
About: Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a non-profit serving San Fransico and Marin counties in Northen California. The Marin Headlands, in Marin County, is one of 6 native habitats for the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly. For our 2017 Volunteer Day, we helped out with habitat restoration by removing the weed French Broom. The French Broom is rampant in Marin Headlands and is killing the perennial Lupine, a plant the Mission Blue Butterfly needs to survive.

Michelle and Kelly

 

Jessica Weeding

Michelle and Kelly

 
Jessica weeding the French Broom

Karen and Kristi

 

Tally

Karen keeping tally while Kristi weeds

 
Keeping track of how many weeds we pulled!

Michelle with weed puller

 

Jessica and Kristi Weeding

Michelle using the awesome weed puller!

 
Jessica and Kristi weeding

Karen in the weeds

 

The whole gang

Karen enjoying the weather

 
The CP Lab Safety Volunteer Team!

2016 Volunteer Days

Location: Slide Ranch
Organization Website: http://slideranch.org/
About: Slide Ranch, a nonprofit organization, was established in 1970 and is recognized as one of the first Park Partners of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area. Their mission is to connect children to nature through farming, cooking and caring for animals.

 

Slide Ranch Sign

 

Jessica Gardening

We made it to Slide Ranch!

 
In the beautiful garden

Keith Gardening

 

Shoveling Compost

Move around that compost!

 
Shoveling compost

Michelle Shoveling

 

Kristi Gardening

Cleaning out the flowerbeds

 
Snipping flowers

Jessica Gardening

 

Urban Garden

Planting in the fresh soil

 
What a wonderful place!

 

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with you. We are honored we were able to play a small part in what you do to make the world a better place!

Your Friends,

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