Our company strongly believes in giving back and being a blessing to those in need. When you step aboard The Southern Star and Buccaneer, we snap a photo of you and your family, but what you may not know is that a portion of the proceeds from our picture sales help support several charities. A major beneficiary of our photo sales is a local food pantry for school children called Food For Thought Outreach. We further sew into our community by giving our employees influence over the contributions, allowing them to weigh in on the organizations they care about. Each month, our staff is involved in the giving process and able to contribute to the non-profit organizations that are close to their hearts. Through our Employee of the Month program, they are able to elect to donate a portion of our photo sales to a charity and have a contribution made in their name. Beyond that, we proudly contribute to the fundraising efforts of our area schools, their sports and arts programs, and various other extracurricular activities. We also support Beautiful Ashes Ministry, Sanctuary Friends Network, and Lighthouse Family Retreat, to give some happiness and joy to families in need, battling cancer, and living with other long-term illnesses. Nationally, we work with Wounded Warrior Foundation through their Soldiers on the Water program, and we make wishes come true for children through Make-A-Wish Foundation.