Cook Community Builders (CCB)
Cook Community Builders (CCB). CCB is an internal company volunteer program in which all full-time employees are entitled to use up to 16 hours each, per year of company-paid time to assist in our local community. “Local community” could mean anything from their child’s school to assisting with major charities like Red Cross, JDRF, etc. The program has had great success and we are excited to say that we have tallied over 1000 community hours company wide!
If you didn’t know already, Cook Security Group employs a TON of people who love to run, including CEO, Brian Cook! For the last five years, we have been participating in an event called Hood to Coast which is a 200-mile relay that stretches from Portland, OR to Seaside, OR. All proceeds raised go to benefit the Providence Cancer Center. Click here to learn more about the Hood to Coast Event.
Each year our client, Unitus Credit Union hosts an event called “Wine on the Willamette” which is an annual event benefiting Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network. The event takes place aboard the Willamette Star yacht where guests can enjoy boutique wines from Europe, Australia, California and the Pacific Northwest along with an array of hors d’oeuvres. Between sponsorships, event ticket sales, and the silent auction proceeds, Unitus was able to raise over $47,000! Click here to learn more.
Cook Community Builders are a proud sponsor of Credit Union’s for Kids, which is a non-profit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners from across the country, engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Adopted as the movement’s charity of choice, credit unions are the 3rd largest sponsor of CMN hospitals. 100% of every dollar donated goes back to the CMN hospital which serves your community. Click here to learn more.
For the last three years, Cook Security Group/Cook Community Builders (CCB) has been heavily involved in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes. We began supporting JDRF when one of our employees and another employee’s son were both diagnosed with Type 1. JDRF has come to hold a special place in our hearts and has opened our eyes to the thousands of children and adults diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes each year. The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes draws people together in a healthy activity for a worthy cause, raising money to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating and preventing T1D. It’s fun for families and builds camaraderie among company employees. Click here to learn more about this event.
Each year, the Cook Security Group/Cook Community Builders (CCB) program donates time and supplies to assist the annual MJN “Help Fight MS” Slingball tournament. The tournament holds a very special place in our hearts because Cook employees, Randy Neu (CMO) and his brother Carter (ATM Technician) lost their mother to Multiple Sclerosis (MS). All proceeds raised from the MJN “Help Fight MS” tournament are donated to the Marilyn J. Neu Memorial Fund which goes towards fighting MS and racing for a cure. If you are interested in the tournament but have never played Slingball, never fear, it is super easy! Click here to learn more about how to play.