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Let's Give Back:
8 Fun Ways for Employers to Fundraise and Donate
Giving back during the holiday season easily comes to mind as we prepare to spend time with family. Businesses have a social responsibility to give back to their local community. Creating a workplace culture that values philanthropy not only benefits the community but also fosters a sense of purpose among employees. If you're an employer looking for creative ways to engage your team in fundraising and donation efforts, we've got you covered. Here are 8 fun ideas to inspire your company's culture of giving.
Ideas for giving during the holiday season:
Mobilize employees to collect specific items for donation, such as canned food, school supplies, or winter clothing, and deliver them to local charities. Invite employees to participate in a food drive for a local food pantry or supplies drive for a local animal shelter.
Volunteer Time Off (VTO):
Support employee engagement by offering paid time off for volunteering. This not only benefits the community but also enhances team morale. Give employees time off to go help at the local senior center, food pantry, or soup kitchen.
Community Engagement Days:
Foster a sense of social responsibility by organizing team-based community service activities. This can be a powerful way to give back collectively. Participate in a community-based coat drive or Thanksgiving meal run with a local non-profit.
Ideas for giving all year long:
Matching Donations for Impact:
Implement a matching donations program to amplify the impact of employee contributions. By matching each donation, you encourage a sense of collective giving within your organization.
Employee Payroll Deductions:
Enable employees to make voluntary payroll deductions, allowing them to contribute to charitable causes in a convenient and sustained manner. United Way is a great example of this.
Corporate Fundraising Events:
Organize company-wide events like charity walks or runs. Not only do these events raise funds, but they also promote teamwork and a healthy lifestyle among employees. The Susan G. Koman Walk for Breast Cancer is a great cause. Or a local 5k for a good cause.
Casual Dress Days for Charity:
Make giving fun by instituting casual dress days where employees can contribute a small fee to dress casually. The proceeds can then be donated to a chosen charity.
Partnerships with Nonprofits:
Form meaningful partnerships with local nonprofits or charities, demonstrating a long-term commitment to supporting their initiatives.
Building a culture of giving within your organization not only positively impacts the causes you support but also enhances employee satisfaction and engagement. Consider these innovative ideas as a starting point and tailor them to fit your company's values and the passions of your team. Together, let's make a difference and create a workplace that stands for something more than just profit - a workplace that cares.
A Thanksgiving Note
As the season of gratitude unfolds, we find ourselves reflecting on the cherished relationships that have made this year truly special. It is with immense appreciation and warm wishes that we extend our heartfelt thanks.
This Thanksgiving, we pause to express our gratitude for the trust you have placed in us. Your partnership has been the cornerstone of our success, and we are truly blessed to have clients like you. The journey we've shared this year has been filled with achievements, growth, and collaborative efforts, and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.
At this time of reflection and giving thanks, we want to express our deep appreciation for the positive impact you've had on our business. Your continued support inspires us to strive for excellence and fuels our commitment to delivering exceptional service.
May your Thanksgiving be filled with joy, laughter, and the warmth of loved ones. As we gather with family and friends to celebrate the abundance of blessings in our lives, please know that you are an integral part of the gratitude we feel.
Wishing you and your loved ones a Thanksgiving overflowing with happiness and surrounded by the love of family and friends.
Thank you for being an essential part of our journey.
Malarie & Michaela
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