WeddingWire is an innovative, fast-growing, and high-achieving technology company, but we’re also a company that loves to give back to our community. Our charity committee, The Giving Tree, has already collectively done so much this year, including:
- Bone Marrow Drive: 77 people signed up to donate bone marrow to patients suffering with diseases that affect their bone marrow.
- Fill a Child’s Backpack: 42 people signed up to bring in school supplies to fill children’s backpacks. We filled over 33 backpacks and provided 2 boxes of extra supplies!
- Red Cross Blood Drive: 15 people signed up and gave blood. Each person’s donation was enough to save 3 people’s lives – that’s 45 lives saved!
- Writing Letters to Our Troops: Our team wrote 27 letters and sent them to our troops overseas.
- Navy Yard Bake Sale: To help the families affected by the tragic Navy Yard shootings, we held a bake sale that raised $446.
…And we’re not done yet! WeddingWire is excited to announce several more charity initiatives this holiday season:
Canned Food Drive
Our annual fall canned food drive is back for 2013! For four weeks, we’re collecting canned food donations from employees, with a donation counter posted in our café. We’re making participation a priority and aiding our company in achieving these charity goals. We’ve set a corporate goal of 1,500 cans of food – that’s an average of 7.5 cans of food per employee!
In addition to our November canned food drive, we’re also assigning each employee to bring one can of food or non-perishable item on the day of our December 13th holiday party and white elephant gift exchange. The holidays are a tough time for many, so we want to give others a reason to celebrate, too!
WeddingWire is participating in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Angel tree matches donors and donor organizations with children from families who are unable to provide gifts and clothing to their children during the holidays. Our team has been matched up with 18 children so far, and we’re excited to make a difference in these children’s lives right in time for the holidays.
The WeddingWire Giving Tree works hard all year long to come up with great ways WeddingWire can give back to the community. If you’re a charitable organization and you’d like to explore ways to partner with WeddingWire, email firstname.lastname@example.org!