#BizGiving Campaign Challenges Businesses to Show How They Do Good

December 3, 2015

Takeaways

The #BizGiving campaign began on Giving Tuesday, and we've loved hearing the stories of business doing good.

December is here and so is the month of giving! This year on Giving Tuesday, the U.S. Chamber's and the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Giving Challenge highlighted businesses that are doing good and giving back to their local and global communities. The response was overwhelming, and we have loved reading our partners’ stories of how they are supporting their local and global communities.

From donating money to volunteering and partnering with non-profits, businesses across the country are contributing to their communities in profound ways, and many are challenging others to do the same!  We are so grateful for companies that show their giving spirit during December and throughout the entire year. Check out some highlights below and join the conversation on Twitter using #BizGiving.

Chase

Chase has committed to giving back each year on Giving Tuesday, with their employees pledging nearly $5 million in donations through their Workplace Giving program this year.

Travelers

Travelers’ #BizGiving efforts are focused on academic and career success, thriving neighborhoods, and arts & culture. They are committed to supporting their key cities, Hartford, CT and St. Paul, MN, in which employees contribute tens of thousands of volunteer hours each year.

Walmart

Walmart is supporting military families across the country with their Sing to Salute campaign, pledging to donate up to $1.5 million to Fisher House Foundation, an organization providing free or low cost housing to veterans and their families.

Pearson

Pearson’s Every Child Learning partnership with Save the Children aims to increase educational opportunities for Syrian refugees around the world.

Constant Contact

Constant Contact partnered with More Than Words and Community Farms in Waltham, MA this Giving Tuesday to share their resources and marketing knowledge!

FedEx

FedEx announced their Trees for Troops program, providing over 18,000 Christmas trees and even more holiday cheer to military bases across the country throughout December.

Microsoft

Not only did Microsoft employees contribute greatly to their Employee Giving program by fundraising, sorting medical supplies, and donating their technological expertise, but the company also partnered with 92Y (originator of Giving Tuesday) and Blackbaud to create a visual dashboard to show contributions, social media response and communications from businesses throughout Giving Tuesday.

Hormel Foods

Hormel uses their resources to give back to communities in need of healthy meals, donating 6.3 million individual meals this year and committing to donating 23,094 hams as a part of their Hams for Hunger campaign.

MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International is committed to fighting hunger and held their annual food drive this Giving Tuesday, partnering with Three Square in Las Vegas.

A huge thank you to all those who participated in the Giving Challenge and do their part giving back to their communities! We loved reading your stories and are excited to see what 2016 holds for #BizGiving!