Generosity takes on many forms in Connection culture. Whether it is employees donating unused Paid Time Off to coworkers going through a difficult time, taking advantage of the Volunteer Time Off program to give back to their community, or organizing fundraisers, our employees always come together to help those in need.
This holiday season, as part of our Connection Cares program, our team organized two initiatives to help us give back to our communities. We partnered with One Warm Coat, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping people warm, to collect coats for children and adults in need. The goal was to motivate employees to donate gently worn coats of all sizes at one of our locations or make a monetary donation online to help us raise $1,000 toward this initiative. Connection employees rose to the occasion to support our first coat drive and we are thrilled to report that we have collected hundreds of coats and raised $4,700 in donations. Thanks to everyone who helped our neighbors in need by supporting this drive!
Our employees also had the chance to do something great for the kids this holiday season. Since November, we have been collecting new toy donations and funds for our toy drive initiative benefiting the Toys for Tots Foundation. This year, our team collected hundreds of new toys and raised more than $3,000 to help brighten the holidays for deserving children.
We are incredibly proud of our team and their commitment to helping those in need. To support their efforts—and our communities—Connection has pledged an additional $10,000 in corporate funds to our employees’ holiday donation campaign, contributing $5,000 to both the One Warm Coat and Toys for Tots programs.
We love and always look for opportunities to get involved with great causes like these, especially in time for the holidays—when giving is so important. For more information on the ways we get involved in serving our communities, check out our Connection Cares page.