Employees around the world want to be able to respond and have impact when they see a disaster strike or learn of a colleague's hardship. Through tax-deductible donations to an employee relief fund, employees can contribute and support each other directly, while nurturing a deeper sense of community and camaraderie, whether they are across the desk or across the globe.
In many cases, organizations launch an employee relief program with an initial donation, and then grow the fund through peer-to-peer fundraising - meaning employees and leaders of an organization donate funds to help their fellow colleagues who have fallen on difficult, unexpected times.
For those looking to donate, there are many ways to participate in giving to your organization's program. Some popular ways are:
As employee relief programs gain popularity, more and more donors are eager to share their stories to inspire others. Our #WhyIGive series celebrates all of our donors who are proud to be a part of organizations that care beyond the 9 to 5.
For those impacted, they will never forget how their company and their colleagues supported them in their time of need. For those giving, they feel a sense of pride that their dollars created positive change among their colleagues and friends. And for the company at large, research shows employee satisfaction and productivity levels increase when organizations serve as the conduit to positive impact and meaningful change.
Donations change lives for the better. In 2020 alone, we: