ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Alliance Data, a global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The company’s $300,000 contribution for U.S. and global Habitat builds, along with the commitment of associate volunteers, means more families will discover strength and stability through more resilient homes and communities.
Each year at Benevity, just before the biggest giving months of the year, we release data showing the top charitable causes that enterprise companies and their people are supporting through our platform… and the results are in!
Last year, we reported a major shift in giving, with employees rapidly responding to the issues that matter to them. In 2018, we continue to see the momentum flourish. Find out the top 10 charitable causes corporations are supporting and what factors are driving a shift in giving from the bottom up.
More companies are taking an employee-centric approach to their CSR programs with three key social impact trends in mind that help engage more people, maximize their impact and foster compelling, purpose-driven workplace cultures.
Check out our infographic to find out what these three trends are and how you can leverage them to do even more good this charitable season and beyond.
On September 8, 20 associates from Alliance Data’s card services business volunteered at the 8th Annual Kootenai Health Triathlon for Kids. The triathlon is designed for children, ages 4-12, to promote health and fitness to the children in the Coeur d’Alene community. This event is hosted annually by Kootenai Health, with the proceeds going toward their Pediatric Rehabilitation Services mostly to purchase new equipment and toys for patients.
Interview with Melissa Rodriguez on her experience with POP's school building initiative
In 2017, American Apparel launched a capsule collection of hoodies, t-shirts and bags in collaboration with Pencils of Promise (POP) to provide support for teachers and fund the construction of new schools in Guatemala, Ghana and Laos, contributing U.S. $220,000. POP is a US-based not-for-profit organization that works to increase access to education and raise global awareness of child illiteracy as there are 250 million children worldwide who lack basic reading, writing and math skills.
Timberland’s Global Leadership Team recently cooked and served dinner to 75 residents of Cross Roads House, non-profit organization that supports community members who are experiencing – or have recently experienced -- homelessness. The team, which had convened at the outdoor lifestyle brand’s global headquarters in Stratham NH for a strategy meeting, dedicated the afternoon to serve the local community together.
The Foodbank volunteer day for employees at the Hallmark Greetings Australia office offers a great opportunity to give back and help those less fortunate. “It allows us to build relationships with coworkers, make a difference in our community and have some fun along the way,” explained Rachel Goldsworthy, national account manager.
At Humana, one way we improve the health of our members is by finding our purpose together. Having a purpose in life and connecting with your local community increases well-being.
Humana Charity Crafters, a group of Humana members in Mesa, Ariz., meet twice a month to create hats and other crafts that benefit their community. By making hats for local cancer patients, the Charity Crafters connect to their sense of purpose and to each other, creating strong bonds and encouraging each other towards their best health.
Abbott and Its Employees Honored by the Executives' Club of Chicago for Building Better Communities
The Executives’ Club of Chicago has named Abbott the 2018 Corporate Citizen of the Year. Each year, the award is given to a company that demonstrates leadership in corporate social responsibility. Abbott was honored this year for building stronger communities around the world, including the significant impact Abbott employees make through hands-on volunteering and employee giving.
In the Chicago area, Abbott employees have helped advance the missions of local education, health and social service organizations by sharing their expertise, time, energy and donations.