For Lauren Haag, her husband Matthew, and their 12-year old son Max born in Vietnam, Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Camp (SEAPI Heritage Camp) has been a staple in their lives for the last decade. Camp is so important to their family that Lauren became a director of SEAPI Heritage Camp, putting in over 200 volunteer hours each year. 

Fortunate to work for a company that values service to one’s community, Lauren applied for Eaton’s Stover Volunteerism Award. Each year, winners are selected based on their extraordinary service, spirit and commitment to community activities, and recipients receive a $5,000 check payable to the nonprofit organization of their choice. Eaton was pleased to recognize Lauren’s dedication to Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families with the Stover Volunteerism Award!

“I was so honored to be recognized for my work as a Director for SEAPI Heritage Camp with the donation from my company.  Camp is an invaluable resource for our family and having attended now 10 years, we continue to benefit from the relationships we have built with other families, learning about their unique experiences and providing a safe place for our son to explore open questions about his birth country and about adoption with his peers.  The really powerful benefit of camp for our son is the racial mirrors provided by the counselors and presenters at SEAPI Heritage Camp. Eaton’s funding helps to ensure we can provide transportation and/or lodging for these incredible volunteers,” says Lauren.

Each year, Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families benefits from workplace giving, which includes employer-matched donations, financial donations that match volunteer hours, donations through United Way and other campaigns that make it easy to make donations directly from your paycheck. Please ask your employer if they support workplace giving, which allows you to support your favorite nonprofits!