MacFarlane Pheasants has always had a deep commitment to serving the community through both financial contributions and service. We are proud to be associated with the community efforts of ECHO, United Way, Meals on Wheels, and with Rock Valley Community Programs.
MacFarlane Pheasants formed a special partnership with Rock Valley Community Programs (RVCP) about 6 years ago. Qualified clients of RVCP have the opportunity to become temporary employees of MacFarlane Pheasants, with the chance to obtain full-time employment when they transition out of RVCP.
RVCP operates several programs, including a residential re-entry program for adults transitioning from prison back into the community, a program that serves homeless veterans, a mental health service program, and a community service program. RVCP provides counseling, housing, assistance with employment, and transportation to and from job sites.
MacFarlane Pheasants’ partnership with RCVP has been a positive experience. It took some time for all the logistics, such as transportation from the residential facility to work each day, to be worked out, but we are proud to say that 15% of our employees from RVCP have obtained full-time employment with us over the past 6 years. Many more worked hard, gained valuable experience, and moved on to other jobs.
Those employees who have continued to work at MacFarlane Pheasants full time, have attributes like trust, loyalty, and the hard work ethic that we expect from every employee.
Financial Officer Brad Lillie, firstname.lastname@example.org, would welcome the opportunity to discuss the RVCP partnership and his experience working with the program and its clients.