All Star’s Philanthropy Program: Mid-Year Update
It’s been a little more than a year since All Star implemented its first-ever philanthropy program and the results are impressive. From serving meals to the homeless to providing monetary support to a local animal rescue, All Star employees are once again showcasing their generosity and kind hearts.
While many All Stars donated their time to local charities last year, there’s an additional focus on providing monetary support to the community in 2016. We do it in three ways. Here’s how it works:
Employer-sponsored Giving Events
All Star makes a cash donation match to employee in-kind donations during employee charitable giving events, such as food drives.
This spring, All Stars exceeded expectations by donating 647 tooth care items to Bread of Life Mission, a non-profit organization that serves the homeless in Seattle by providing meals, shelter and clothing. For each item, All Star matched one dollar resulting in a $647 cash donation.
Monetary Donation Matching
All Star matches employee cash donations to qualifying organizations up to a specified limit.
All Star employees have a variety of interests and passions. This portion of charitable giving allows each person to support their favorite causes with the added bonus of a company match. To date, All Star has donated to:
Boys & Girls Club: $200
Bread of Life Mission: $200
Pasado’s Safe Haven: $100
Group Volunteer Match
All Star will make a cash donation per volunteer hour, per employee to the organization where the volunteer activity occurs.
One of All Star’s favorite places to help out is at Bread of Life Mission. In the last few months, several employees have spent their lunch break serving meals to those in need. So far, we’ve donated 18 hours of time and $90 in a group volunteer match.
Connecting with Community
One of the biggest rewards tied to the philanthropy program is the connection All Star has made with the community and local organizations. Employees are able to meet new people and gain a better understanding of how they can help those in need.
As 2016 marches on, the philanthropy program committee is working on more employer-sponsored giving events, such as a school supplies drive. We’re excited for what lies ahead and can’t wait to explore new ways to help our community.