With the holiday season quickly approaching, we wanted to connect with companies across the tech scene to see how they are taking part and giving back to their communities.
Bamboo Health is committed to giving back to our local communities and to organizations focused on fostering growth and equality across populations. In 2022, we had the privilege of partnering with organizations in the greater Louisville area including Sweet Evening Breeze, supporting Louisville’s LGBTQ+ young adults; Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund, in response to the devastating floods in eastern Kentucky; Girls with Impact, equipping teenage girls with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become future leaders; and Junior Achievers. In Boston, we participated in the Tufts University Women in Tech conference, which seeks to bring together talented, passionate women and femme nonbinary individuals who are interested in learning about technology and want to join the field academically or professionally. Our international efforts were focused on the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine through partnership with the Ukrainian House in Warsaw, Poland, and SOS Children’s Villages in Ukraine. Our team members across the world participated in charitable causes important to them including our Warsaw team who used their annual “Away Day” to build dog houses for local animal shelters (picture attached). Additionally, many of our team continue to focus on health equity by donating a portion of their paychecks to CHC (Creating Healthier Communities).
As a business that believes in giving back, Veeva employees receive an amount equivalent to 1% of their base salary to support the nonprofits of their choice through the annual 1% Veeva Giving program. This program ensures Veeva’s support for charitable causes is entirely employee driven, without dictating corporate causes, gaining a commercial advantage or exchanging for preferential treatment. Among those that have benefited are St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, American Red Cross, Nova Ukraine, Doctors Without Borders, SickKids Foundation and United Nations Foundation.
“It was such a different experience than what I think of for corporate volunteering. I may or may not be considering a small stint as a farmer after yesterday’s sweet potato harvesting…”
“I felt revitalized after the event. It was nice to be outside in nature.”
“We need to sign up and do another shift in the spring.”
Members of the Forrester TEI team took advantage of Forrester's Volunteer Day benefit and harvested sweet potatoes at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, MA . Our team was looking for face-to-face opportunities to get together and we got to do that - while giving back! Drumlin's produce is sold through their CSA, to downtown restaurants, at their food stand AND 15% is donated to local food pantries every year. It was incredible to be a part of this effort and was very different from our market research analysis.
On Veterans Day this year, The Recorded Future Veterans Organization celebrated at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Northwest Washington, DC. They joined military veterans who reside at the home, locally based veterans across the DMV, actively serving military members, and supporters from companies and organizations across various industries. They spent the day honoring and celebrating our military veterans, while enjoying a day of music, food, and fun, focused on raising money for the Old Soldiers Home Foundation which supports the home and its veterans with projects focused on wellness, vitality, and camaraderie.
Our team values having different opportunities throughout the year to volunteer virtually and in-person in our local communities. Our CSR program includes a pillar dedicated to partnering with non-profit organizations that align with our mission. This year's initiatives included providing essential household items to families in need, donating school supplies and clothing to the homeless and underserved, and most recently volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank.
Over the summer our Portland, Oregon hub volunteered for Store to Door, an organization that delivers groceries to homebound seniors and folks with disabilities. We're looking forward to our upcoming company-wide volunteer events along with our annual giving week!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, our Boston team rolled up their sleeves and went to the Centre Street Food Pantry to pack food for those in need. The hard work was gratifying!
In addition, Earnix donated to this incredible organization, ensuring that more people can enjoy a holiday meal.
This week, ZoomInfo kicked off its 2022 Winter Donation Drive, during which 3,000-plus employees at its many offices around the world will spend the next month competing to raise the most money for their local charities, including Newton’s Cradles to Crayons. From now through December 2, teams will compete to make a difference in the lives of children and families across their communities. Last year, employees more than tripled the amount they raised the previous year, bringing the drive’s six-year total to over $3.26 million in cash and in-kind donations.
Nexthink’s strong culture of giving back is reflected by our employees around the world who volunteer their time and resources to support causes closest to their hearts. Our CSR program provides 3 volunteer days off for every employee, organizes regional events, and builds partnerships with organizations focused on improving the lives of those in need as well as bettering our communities. In 2022, our global workforce volunteered more than 600 hours, raised a total of $31,385 donated to charities across the world, and this upcoming holiday season we will celebrate “Giving and Caring” month with more than a hundred gifts distributed to children in need.
Vestmark incorporates our "We Before Me” core values, into our Heart of Giving Program which promotes charitable giving globally and in the local community. During the year we have a number of ways for employees to get involved and donate to the community. Our annual programs include Corporate donations to Expect Miracles, backpack donations to REACH, A bed for Every Child onsite event with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, and our ongoing partnership with Department of Children and Families Holiday Snowflake gift drive.
The Crayon team volunteered with the Boston Area Gleaners at Stonefield Farm. They sorted sweet potatoes and built over 1,000 boxes, which will be packed with delicious vegetables. They'll then be sent over to The Greater Boston Food Bank to help out food-insecure families.
The HealthEdge Culture Club has put together an opportunity for employees to pack up 350 feminine hygiene and baby care kits for Convoy of Hope, and set up a GoFundMe page for those unable to come into an office who wish to participate. (Funds will go towards buying additional kits.)
Our Green Network ERG partnered with NYC Parks to clean up some of the trees around our office. They spent the day picking up trash, refreshing soil, and cleaning up the area.
Through the Liberty Torchbearers programs, Liberty Mutual employees can give their time, talents and resources to help advance security and build resilience for the nonprofits they care about. Access is yearlong, but we know that our nonprofit partners need us most at the end of the year – as many still need to raise 30 percent of their annual donations.
This prompted “Season of Liberty Torchbearers,” where we call upon employees to give and volunteer during November and December. Employees based in the U.S. and Canada have an opportunity to ‘Give with Liberty,’ our charitable giving program that provides a 100 percent match to employee donations and/or ‘Volunteer with Liberty,’ where employees can log their volunteer hours. This year, we’ve already seen hundreds of employees, teams and members of our employee resource groups come together to give back in meaningful ways.
This is the second year our team has given to Toys for Tots. At Wellframe, we feel it is very important to give back to the community, being able to give back to those less fortune, especially around the holidays.
At Valo Health, we are working hard to get medicines to patients faster, and that has the potential of impacting all of us. Valorians are dedicated, driven individuals focused on our mission but giving back is also top of mind. We have been thrilled to get more and more involved in our communities this year. We’re proud to share the following giving back accomplishments:
- Valorians joined up with Community Servings, the Victory Program’s Boston Living Center, and Healthy Waltham in prepping meals and serving and distributing food to local members of the community. Our summer interns were able to get in on the action during their brief tenure with us too!
- We participated in two drives coordinated by Valo partner Life Science Cares. Between our Boston and Lexington offices, we beat our goal with a donation of 42 pies to make Thanksgiving for families in need a little sweeter. Our San Francisco office collected canned food that will benefit the Larkin Street Youth Services. We’re tallying up the numbers now!
- The Valo New York team linked up with New York Cares for their annual Coat Drive which collects new coats all over the city and provides hot meals to those most in need across the five boroughs of New York. We’re nearing our goal in mid-November and have high hopes that we’ll easily surpass it come mid-December!
This holiday season, SmartBear is giving back by volunteering for the United Way Thanksgiving Project. The team helped sort and pack bags of food to help the United Way provide Thanksgiving groceries for over 20,000 families this holiday. SmartBear will also be teaming up with Cradles to Crayons in December to help quality-check, sort, and package donations at The Giving Factory.
Nasuni Gives Back is an organized effort that encourages and motivates employees to give back to their communities throughout the year by providing a community service day off and offering resources to sign up for important causes for on-site and remote employees. Some of the service programs we’ve recently supported include Communities United, Lazarus House, and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. In addition to dedicating time, the company and its employees also raised over $12,800 and collected and delivered hundreds of food donations for Ukrainians impacted by the war.
Throughout 2022 mablers have given back in a variety of ways, the most prevalent and consistent being through our #mablkudos rewards program. Mablers earn this peer recognition #mablkudos reward when they go above and beyond and can turn that reward into a gift for themselves or a donation to the charity of their choice. It is inspiring how often mablers are choosing to make a donation through this program and it has truly made an impact on a variety of local, national, and global charities so far in 2022.
CarGurus supports our local communities year-round through volunteer work, donations, fundraisers, and a quarterly charitable grant program for nonprofits that are nominated by our employees. Our recent CarGurus Service Week connected over 450 Gurus from our US, UK, and Dublin offices with 12 organizations in need of meal prep and service, career counseling support, outdoor cleanups, donation sorting, care packages, and more. Next up: Our annual Toys for Tots toy drive!
Workhuman is proud to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of GivingTuesday by helping the humans at our company and our customers to give back in a variety of ways. Every Workhuman employee will be receiving a recognition award to redeem for a GlobalGiving gift card, which they can use to donate to any project they are passionate about. Our ERGs are also hosting a variety of volunteer opportunities and drives to help the support many wonderful non-profits in our local communities. We’re also partnering with our customers to help them celebrate and recognize the day on the Workhuman Cloud platform. When the world comes together to help each other, it lifts us all.