August 13, 2013 – The Small Business Growth Alliance (SBGA) Incorporates Charitable Giving as Part of Employee Summer Event
In combination with sunshine, team competitions and a delicious barbecue lunch to celebrate employees, a commitment was made by SBGA to donate $5000 to the community. Team members were encouraged to participate in choosing which charities would receive donations and what percentage of the $5000 gift would go to each charity. The process was simple – participate in the day’s fun activities and win opportunities to vote for the preferred charity. In the end, five charities benefited from this interactive process.
The charity taking home the largest percentage of the $5000 was Orangewood Children’s Foundation®, an organization dedicated to giving children in the foster care system activities, scholarships, support and programs for success. “Orangewood Children’s Foundation® is near and dear to the hearts of many of our employees,” Nathan Jurczyk, Vice President noted. “We have had the opportunity to work with the Foundation in the past during the Christmas Holiday Season and many of our employees appreciate the amazing programs that they offer to children in our community.” That fact was clearly demonstrated by the Foundation earning 47% of team member votes – constituting a $2,250 donation.
Other charities that benefited from the event:
- The Humane Society of the United States added $1,250 to helping protect animals
- The WTLC received $600 to help individuals and families build self-esteem and empower themselves for independent living
- The American Red Cross was given $450 to help communities get back on their feed in the aftermath of disaster situations
- The Friendship Shelter gained $450 to helping the homeless regain self-sufficiency.