The holiday season is a great time for your company to give back to the community. Here are four ways your company can make this holiday season one to remember.
Host a Coat and Food Drive
During the cold winter months, hosting a coat drive is a great way to give people in need some warmth and comfort. Connect with your office manager or HR department about putting a donation bin in a central office space for people to donate jackets, scarves, gloves and any other new or gently used warm clothing. This same thought goes for hosting a food drive. With over 42 million people living in food deficient households, having your company give back can make a major difference in countless lives.
Schedule Company Wide Volunteer Opportunities
While many companies use happy hour as a way to connect with colleagues after work, the after work timeframe can also be used for volunteering. Whether you’re cleaning a local park, participating in a team race for charity or starting a fundraising campaign, your team will become stronger as they work together for the greater good.
Party with a Purpose
Have your staff vote on a charity before hosting a party where people can bring in donations and auction off items to raise money. From karaoke competitions to bake-offs, where contestants can sing or bake to win a donation for their cause of choice, your company party will be the best yet.
Donate Your Professional Skills
No matter what kind of company you work for, there’s an opportunity to donate your time and expertise. Mentor young people in your field or put together teams within various skill sets to donate their talents and time to nonprofits.
This holiday season put your best foot forward and remember: there are endless ways your company can inspire others.