This is the time of year when generosity and goodwill are at their highest. However, giving back year round is good for your employee morale and your business. In fact, highly engaged business teams result in 21% greater productivity. As a company, it’s important to engage your employees in the joyous season by offering the opportunity for them to give back. Here are 4 easy ways that you can engage and invigorate your team during the holidays:
- Join the Thanksgiving Project. Taking place on Saturday, November 17, this family-friendly volunteer opportunity is a chance for everyone to get involved. Invite your whole team to join in and use it as a chance to get to know each other’s families as we prepare casserole meals for the hungry in our community. There is no cost to attend, simply purchase the few ingredients needed for the casseroles. Click here to sign up!
- Host a toy drive. Holidays are the time when parents want to surprise their kids with gifts, but there are many moms, dads and caregivers who have to choose between providing food or a new toy. Host a toy drive so that already cash-strapped parents can still see their child’s face light up with joy during the holidays. Email VolunteerCenter@HFUW.org for information about dropping off the items for families in need.
- Encourage them to shop on Amazon Smile. Cyber Monday is a great time to score some great online deals, but it can be ever better when you shop on Amazon Smile! When you shop on Amazon.Smile.com, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to the charity of your choice. So mark everyone off your shopping list while helping out our community! Click here to start shopping.
- Prepare now for a volunteer project later. The holidays are busy and getting time together on the calendar for an impactful volunteer project can be difficult. Instead, utilize this time for coordinating a experience that will take place in the new year. It’s a great way to build excitement and kick off 2019 together as a team! The Volunteer Resource Center can create an engaging, turnkey project for your team by emailing VolunteerCenter@HFUW.org.
Engaging your employees in activities outside of the day-to-day business tasks boosts company morale and camaraderie. Plus, it helps those right here in our community! Connect with Heart of Florida United Way to see how we can help solve your corporate social responsibility goals. Email LiveUnited@HFUW.org or call 407-835-0900.