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How Companies are Giving Back to their Communities

Companies recognize the importance of giving back, whether it's volunteering, raising money for a charity, food drive, etc.

We asked companies:

What is your company doing to give back and support your community and/or charitable initiatives?

Flywire has always had an active role in giving back to our communities and supporting employees with social, charitable, and volunteering programs. In the past, we have even organized and funded many charitable events including our annual trip with School the World.

With that being said, if we truly want to “do better” in the world, we must take real action in our communities. At Flywire, we encourage all FlyMates (Flywire employees) to truly evaluate their own desire to have impact in the world, how they lead their day-to-day life, how they treat others, and whether there are ways that they can contribute to improving their country, community and themselves.

In an effort to encourage FlyMates to take even more action, in June 2020 our leadership team decided to provide FlyMates with two paid days of time off per year to dedicate their time to a social cause they care about.

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Justin Teague, former CEO of SmartBear, lost his courageous 20-year battle with cancer in October 2020. To honor the memory of their loved and inspirational leader, SmartBear donated $250,00 to Justin’s Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) 2021 fundraising page. For many years, Justin worked with PMC to raise funds for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and his family and friends are continuing his mission. To further honor Justin’s memory, employees at SmartBear organized a 3k Memorial Run on August 5, 2021, which raised an additional $5,000 for Justin’s PMC page.

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We have started a monthly collection of non-perishable food items, winter hats and gloves, and new socks (all highly requested items) for the Boston Rescue Mission. Mablers are also participating in the Friends of the Children - Boston Frosty Friends program. It is a holiday gift-giving drive for all of the children who are served in their programing. In the new year, mablers plan on participating in National Mentoring Month activities and continuing the food and supply drive for the Boston Rescue Mission.

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For every 25 days, Hydrow donates to to help provide lasting access to safe water for one person in the developing world.

  • To date, Hydrow has donated to help empower more than 77,000 people with access to safe water solutions

  • Granting people access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing, like small loans.
    • Small, affordable loans allow for recipients to make big changes, like adding a toilet to their home, or building a water collection system on their property.
  • This empowers recipients to change their lives; instead of spending time collecting water, that time can instead be invested elsewhere (e.g., education, pursuing economic opportunities). 

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