Performance Services is committed to serving others.
At Performance Services, we are committed to stewardship and the idea of giving back in practical ways to support people who are much less fortunate than ourselves. Find out more about some of our efforts in this important area.
Haiti Stewardship Project
In 2010, a massive earthquake struck the nation of Haiti causing catastrophic damage inside and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. At the time of the disaster, many families were already destitute, living in grass huts that collapsed with strong winds. They struggled with hunger, poor sanitation, unclean water and few job opportunities. Performance Services, along with our friends and families, is working with Food for the Poor, an organization that helps to build sustainable communities and provide hope for the future.
Gros Mangle - 2020
Continued mission team efforts in Gros Mangle have included several essential community projects over the last 8 years. In 2020, the Gros Mangle School Expansion project focused on an improved learning environment for the children, introducing internet and classroom computers. Visit our Gros Mangle blog.
Barriere Battant - 2019
Performance Services supported efforts to improve the living conditions for the 5,000 impoverished residents of Barriere Battant, in Petit Goave, Haiti. In partnership with Republic Airways and other generous donors, the Community Development Project supplied the village with essential resources that promoted self-sustainable livelihoods. The residents of Barriere Battant received 40 newly constructed homes, a solar streetlight, 3 water wells, half of a school and a community center, and the animal husbandry program including cows, goats, bees, equipment and training.
La Fosse Project - 2017
Performance Services (along with friends and family) has built a total of 71 new homes in the town of La Fosse, Haiti. La Fosse is a community in the municipality of Thomazeau, located about 29 kilometers from the capital city of Port-au-Prince. It is a small, rural community with a hot, arid climate and very flat topography. Typically, the residents in this region are very poor, living on less than $1.00 per day by means of subsistence farming.
Our goal to support the La Fosse Community Development project was achieved March 2017 to construct double-unit homes with sanitation facilities and a water cistern. Each home also includes a solar panel and light. A dedication trip with Food for the Poor occurred the week of March 13, 2017. A gallery of photos can be found to the right.
Casting Hope Mission Trip - 2013
In May of 2013, Tim Thoman and Jim Christie, with family and friends, led a second mission trip to Haiti to dedicate a new fishing village in Gros Mangle. The project includes four ocean-worthy fishing boats, life vests, and fish attraction devices. A return trip planned for March 2015 will dedicate a clean water supply for the island and solar-powered refrigeration for fish storage. An unplanned benefit of the fishing boats has saved more than 100 lives--the boats provided transportation to the mainland for those requiring emergency medical services for a Cholera outbreak in 2014. Photos of our 2013 visit are posted on Facebook.
Our Initial Work in Haiti - 2012
In March of 2012, a delegation of company employees and family members traveled to Haiti with Samaritan's Feet to attend the inauguration of a new village, meet and serve the people of Vialet, and experience life in Haiti. A building project in Vialet, Haiti, has helped 50 families to break the cycle of poverty and help position them for long-term growth. The Vialet project also helps Performance Services more fully live our Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles.
A new school for vialet
A sturdy, concrete block building, the school serves 350 students with capacity doubled by having primary students attend int he morning and secondary students in the afternoon. There are eight 1,000 square foot classrooms, furnished with donated furniture from Indiana K-12 school customers, two offices, a sanitation block of eight restrooms and a cistern that stores rainwater off the roof.
new homes for vialet
The 2012 project includes 50 homes made of concrete floors and cinder block walls. They should last for 50 years and be able to withstand the frequent hurricanes.
cows and goats
The 2012 project provided 30 cows and 50 goats. More than 20 offspring have been born, providing a sustainable flow of new livestock. The animals nourish the families and enable them to sell half of their milk at the market for income.
The 2012 project provided 250 fruit trees, five for each family. These trees will mature quickly, providing nourishment for the families and income from selling excess fruit at the market. The trees can also be propagated to produce more fruit and much-needed income.
Other organizations we support
Samaritan's Feet International
Performance Services has partnered with Samaritan's Feet to provide new shoes to toddlers and school children in need in Indiana and Haiti. Our recent projects include LaFosse and an earlier project at Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS). Photos of the FWCS event are posted on our Facebook page. You can read more about the work of Samaritan's Feet and Manny Ohonme's mission to furnish a million pairs of shoes to children in need around the world.
Discovered at the 2013 Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, Performance Services is working to help spread the word to K-12 school customers and education associations to bring this film to their schools. At the essence of the film is the idea that social rejection has a profound impact on human life. We share the belief with the movie producer and director, Ruth Thomas-Suh, that REJECT has come at a time when there is an urgent need in our society to share this message with school communities. Supporting this endeavor is a natural extension of our core value proposition of creating and supporting optimal learning environments.
Trinity Free Clinic
The mission of the Trinity Free Clinic is to provide quality free medical, dental, and health services with dignity and respect to the uninsured, underinsured, and low income residents of Hamilton County through a professional and dedicated staff and volunteers.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served.
Catholic Relief Services
CSR's mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although its mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, its operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity.
Women's Care Center
Women's Care Center provides free, confidential counseling, support and education to women facing unplanned pregnancies. It serves 26,000 women annually from 28 centers in ten states, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania & Wisconsin.
The O'Connor House
Against a backdrop of rural, post-war violence and a migration crisis, the Tamarindo Foundation, Inc. (TFI) creates opportunities for non-violence, empowerment, and physical well-being in the community of Guarjila, El Salvador. It offers programs focused on enhancing the wellness, education, and capacity of young people and women. The Tamarindo has enabled the transformation of hundreds of group members’ lives, generated positive impacts throughout the community, and introduced numerous visitors to the challenges and dignity of daily life in Central America.
The Thoman Learning Center, a center for education and community in Guarjila, was constructed in 2019 and inaugurated in 2020. Tim Thoman and parishioners from St. Pius in Indianapolis attended the inauguration during a trip in February 2020. The Thoman Learning center supports the Tamarindo initiative to develop academic and vocational educational opportunities based on a comprehensive understanding of the Salvadoran economy making Salvadoran youth job ready.â€‹
Bolt for the Heart
HeartReach Carmel has directly donated over $300,000 in AED’s and equipment in the Central Indiana area, as well as placed many AEDs in organizations and facilities. We have also worked with Lori Anderson from Carmel, Indiana whose passion and efforts for addressing Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness has facilitated the placement of 211 AED’s in the Carmel area including units placed in every Carmel police car, Carmel Clay School Officer vehicles and the Carmel Streets Department offices. We have also had a role in assisting Troy Pflugner with Cardiac Sciences Corporation in the placement of 89 AED units at all Hamilton County Government, Health, Juvenile Correction offices and in each of the 65 Sheriff vehicles in Hamilton County.
Wheeler Mission Ministries helps the homeless in Indiana. Wheeler is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, or religion.