Building a better tomorrow for our community requires innovation and people willing to do the work. Whether it’s through volunteer efforts or financial support, Clayton team members across the enterprise are accepting the call to be a force for good. The home building team at Clayton Oxford truly embodies what it means to invest in the community, and their story inspires all of our Clayton teams.
In its 30 year history, Clayton Oxford has prioritized investing in its community. The team has supported disaster relief efforts, raised funds for a local orphanage, formed a volunteer partnership with Rebuilding Hope Inc.and sponsored numerous Little League teams.
Most recently, Clayton Oxford received the Shingleton Award for their 2021 volunteer efforts and a $15,500 gift to the KidsCan! program at the Duke Cancer Institute. KidsCan! aims to support children and teens who have a parent or significant caregiver living with cancer by providing education and a sense of community. The program provides an outlet for kids and an opportunity to share their experiences with others who can empathize with their situation.
“Clayton Oxford has been a dedicated partner who understands and identifies with the unique needs of families facing cancer. Their employees have rallied together, raising funding to wrap these individuals in a community of support through services offered at no charge by a team of experts,” said Cheyenne Corbett, Ph.D. Director, Cancer Support & Survivorship at Duke Cancer Institute.
Since 2017, the team at Clayton Oxford has committed to an annual fundraiser for the Duke Cancer Institute, and the Clayton corporate headquarters matches what its team members contribute. Team members at Clayton Oxford have financially supported this program since 2017. For some at the facility, this cause is personal. Frank Wimbish among other Clayton Oxford team members are cancer survivors and were treated by the Duke Cancer Institute.
“I’ve been working at Clayton Oxford for 25 years; this facility feels like home. When I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2017, everybody at the facility rallied to encourage me. With support from Duke Cancer Institute and Clayton Oxford, I knew I wouldn’t have to fight Cancer alone,” said Frank Wimbish, a Clayton Oxford team member.
September 29 is “Clayton Oxford Day,” and the facility kicked off their Pink October fundraiser by hosting a bake sale and shirt sale for the KidsCan! program. The team celebrated together by signing a commitment banner. Many reflected about loved ones who were lost to cancer or currently fighting cancer within their banner messages.
“It’s a joy to come to work when you are surrounded by passionate people who are determined to make a difference. We are honored to be recognized by the Shingleton Foundation, and all the credit goes to our amazing team,” said Sandy Santos, Clayton Oxford Team Member Experience Manager.
Clayton® strives to be a force for good in our communities, and we look to empower team members across the country to make a difference in ways that are meaningful to them. Clayton Oxford continues to be one of the many examples of how our team members are being a force for good.
Learn more about Clayton's social responsibility efforts at claytonhomes.com/social-responsibility
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