COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND VOLUNTEERING
Team members are given paid time off to be used specifically for volunteering for a local charity or non-profit organisation of their choice. In 2019 our team members gave nearly 1,500 hours of their paid time and countless hours of their own time to more than 150 charities, schools and religious organisations. Some volunteering examples are:
- Our team provided help to the ‘Oshkosh Celebration of Lights’. This event, one of the largest of its kind in the Midwest, spreads the joy of the festive season through more than a million twinkling lights over a 1.2 mile exhibit, with proceeds benefiting area food pantries.
- A popular volunteering opportunity is the ‘Give Back Bus’. Team members travel on a bus to a destination that is only revealed on arrival – such as an area non-profit, Rebuilding Together Fox Valley, an organisation that provides home repairs to low-income homeowners, mostly elderly, veterans or people with disabilities. Our team helped prepare supplies for National Rebuilding Day, an annual event where volunteers repair and remodel local homes.
4imprint is actively involved in its local communities in many other ways, for example in team sponsorships, student scholarships at local colleges, product donations for events such as fun runs, 5Ks and marathons, and encouragement of team members to participate on volunteer boards and committees.
Our North American business operates its “one by one®” charitable giving programme which reflects our culture and principles. Each business day we donate at least three $500 grants to non-profit organisations. These grants are to be used on promotional products to help spread the word, recruit volunteers or thank donors. In 2019, there were 4,838 applicants, with 1,011 grants awarded. Since we began the program in 2006 we have awarded more than 7,400 grants to deserving non-profits in the US and Canada - $3.7m of promotional products being used to help organisations make a difference.
Our UK business has its own charitable giving initiative, “Helping Hand”, which also aims to use the power of promotional products in the support of good causes.