ESL strongly believes in giving back to our community and supporting those in need. Additionally, we recognize encouraging employees to contribute to charities they feel are important helps build a better work environment and positive company moral; especially when your company provides support in the form of financial matching! With these values in mind, ESL decided to launch its first ever Donation Match Campaign encouraging its team to give back to the causes they believe in.
… especially when your company provides support in the form of financial matching!
ESL started the new venture by gathering suggestions on charities from our employees. The suggestions were then carefully evaluated and 15 nonprofits were selected for this year’s matching. All employees were encouraged to give anywhere from $25 to $1000 with the ESL promise to match each donation dollar-for-dollar. This year’s Charities included:
- ALSAC – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- American Red Cross
- Augies Quest to Cure ALS Inc.
- Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
- Direct Relief
- Dr. Susan love Foundation
- Feeding America
- Hope for the Warriors
- Khan Academy
- Make a wish America
- Our Companions Animal Rescue
- Ronald Mc Donald House
The campaign ran for two months and raised $8,180.00 in all! To engage the team and keep the giving going, weekly emails were sent out highlighting charities available for giving. To help keep the company informed on progress, employee contributions were tracked on a donation chart visible in the company lunch room. The participation was outstanding for our first attempt and feedback on the program was excellent.
We would love to hear how your company contributes! Send us a comment with the great things your work place does for its community.
Check out our other blogs on volunteering to see how our company and its awesome employees continue to contribute to worthy causes.