Vergys is all about giving, social responsibility, and helpfulness. While these values are simple, research shows doing good makes us feel good. This is why we offer “do good perks”, which include eight hours of volunteer time off per year, charitable gift matching, and Vergys-wide charitable initiatives.
As the holiday season approached, we decided to challenge ourselves – not only personally but as a company. Our goal was simple, do more and invoke that spirit of social responsibility company-wide. We started by asking a few questions. What causes do we already support? And how can we help even more?
After some consideration and research, we remembered the #GivingTuesday Campaign. We were inspired.
Since Giving Tuesday was only a few days away, we started small. We decided to launch an internal giving campaign, encouraging our team to give a little extra, spread the word, and Vergys would match these contributions. So on Tuesday, November 29th, it was time to ready, set, give.
By the end of the day, we exceeded our goal as the team donated to nine different charities that are all doing phenomenal work. The list of charities and links to their websites are below:
The #GivingTuesday Campaign was a rewarding experience for Vergys. We encouraged each other and learned about some terrific causes along the way. The good news is that the giving doesn’t end here.
Throughout the year, we also gave to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust; Habitat for Humanity; Planned Parenthood; Society for Scientific Advancement; St. Jude; UNICEF; and The Hope Fund, which is a private, charitable fund helping boys and young men of color.
In the New Year, we are inspired to have an even greater philanthropic impact through empathy, teamwork, and collaboration.
We invite you to share your giving story with us. Happy Giving!
Isheba Jackson is an Associate who is committed to helping government work better through effective financial management. She helps clients connect the dots by implementing best practices and creative solutions.