Pixster Photo Booths Announces New Additions to CSR Initiative

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Pixster announces new corporate social responsibility milestone and is praised for their continued commitment to their community.

With their give back attitude, Pixster is undoubtedly taking CSR to a new level.

Pixster Photo Booths, Southern California and Central Texas’ largest photo booth rental company, announced today an addition of 8 new children they will be sponsoring (http://www.pixsterphotobooth.com). With recent growth to Austin and Orange County, the company continues their commitment to sponsor a child for each new photo booth they manufacture. Through collaboration with Compassion International, Pixster boasts sponsorship of 18 children in emerging countries who receive food, clothing, and education. The company also maintains several other corporate social responsibility initiatives and has been praised for their local and global outreach.

Locally, Pixster contracts with San Diego artisans to manufacture every open air photo booth as a way to support and build small, local businesses (http://www.pixsterphotobooth.com/#!open-air-photo-booth/c4e2). While outsourcing the manufacturing would be more cost efficient, McLain Harvey, CEO and co-founder says: “It just seems like the right thing to do." Pixster goes above and beyond to make sure every aspect of their manufacturing is local and sustainable. From ensuring the wood for each booth is sustainably grown to using recycled and reclaimed materials from suppliers when available, Pixster doesn’t take stewardship lightly. The business also shares the same CSR model within their company. They compensate their photo booth attendants nearly 50% above the industry standard as a way to provide their employees with a better quality of life. Their uncomplicated corporate culture empowers their people to, “use their brains to go above and beyond for clients.” Pixster has no qualms valuing people over profit.

Globally, Pixster is affiliated with Compassion International. For every booth manufactured, a child in a developing country is fed, educated, and clothed (http://www.compassion.com/). To honor these children, the company names each photo booth after the child. Photo booth attendants don’t take booth number 6 or 7 to their events, but Fernando or Geovanny. McLain says, “we wanted to give our employees a constant reminder that they are a part of something that is making a difference both locally and globally and hopefully inspire them to do the same in and out of work.” By now providing photo booth rentals in Austin, TX, Pixster has been able to exponentially expand their CSR initiative outside of Southern California (http://www.pixsteraustin.com).

Pixster strongly holds the mindset that “that their community is their responsibility”, and the business is actively living out this call to CSR. In 2015 Pixster took part in Phil’s Big BBQ at the Ballpark (a fundraiser to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego), participated in the PULS Cardiac Test’s “Unmask Heart Disease” fundraiser, the Susan G. Komen “Kickin’ It Challenge” fundraiser for breast cancer, the Taste of Laguna fundraiser to benefit No Kid Hungry, and this fall will be a part of the Kickoff Party for a cancer fundraiser cycling event. In addition, Pixster Photo Booths donates rentals to local charitable causes such as Brides for a Cause, the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters foundation, YMCA, and many other local fundraisers in San Diego, Orange County, and Austin (http://www.pixsterphotobooth.com/#!about-pixster/ccol).

With their give back attitude, Pixster is undoubtedly taking CSR to a new level. Pixster believes that their exceptional, one-of-a-kind service should be provided not only to their customers, but also to their community. Through charitable donations to giving discounts to underprivileged homes, corporate social responsibility just isn’t an option; it’s how they conduct their business.

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