Indianapolis GM Liz Lohman was presented with an opportunity to make someone’s day and she seized it all the way. Each year during Autism Awareness Month when our teams decorate their dining rooms with blue puzzle pieces and collect donations for Autism Speaks, we often hear from thankful families who live with the realities of spectrum disorders every day. Likewise, Liz encountered a 5-year-old whose birthday dream was to become a superhero. As he had been diagnosed with autism the year prior, his mom thought the perfect superhero cape for her son would be the autism-themed cape hanging in Liz’s Castle in honor of Autism Awareness Month. His mom inquired about purchasing it, but Liz took charge and made some birthday magic. She invited the family in for a special dinner and made his wish come true by gifting him the superhero cape.
Our teams participate in many special events and community activities, on their own time, for causes that feed their souls. Staying Healthy & Energetic, another of our values, contributes to the fun we have on the job. When you join our team, you’ll quickly learn that staying emotionally invested in our communities and physically giving back is a huge part of who we are. Each year, every region in our Restaurant Division also supports a team to its local Walk Now for Autism Speaks, an organization White Castle supports nationally. And our Castle Shares program provides support for many other community initiatives as well.
CVS Health core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Caring, Integrity, and Accountability not only support our purpose of helping people on their path to better health for our customers and patients, but they also apply to how we support our more than 250,000 colleagues. You will find our culture at CVS Health, and our leaders encourage personal and professional growth.
A customer stopped by one of our Castles and was greeted by Matt Rife, whom she asked to ship 30 fresh Sliders to her ailing brother in Arizona—she explained how much he missed the taste of our freshly steam-grilled product. A few days after her initial request, Matt followed up to let her know that he shipped not 30 but 50 Sliders, and he also took care of the costs for her. She was very thankful that her brother had the opportunity to enjoy the Sliders, and later stopped by our Home Office in person to share her gratitude. Matt received our distinguished Service Plus recognition for his Customer Focused efforts.
Most people spend up to forty or more hours each week in paid employment. Some exceptions are children, retirees, and people with disabilities; However, within these groups, many will work part-time, volunteer, or work as a homemaker. From the age of 5 or so, many children's primary role in society (and therefore their 'job') is to learn and study as a student.