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While 2020 has brought challenges for individuals and companies alike, the need for companies and individuals to give back has never been greater. Companies have had to adjust their giving efforts to ensure the safety of their employees and those they are giving to. From virtual fundraisers to drive-by donations, giving back took on a new, but still an important role, at companies across the country.
Here are some ways to give back while staying safe:
Sign up for Amazon Smile
If you find yourself clicking the “Add to Cart” button more often than you have in the past, Amazon Smile is a great, low-effort way to give back to your favorite charities. With Amazon Smile, all you do is choose a charity and start your online shopping at smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate to your favorite charity.
Host or Join an Online Fundraiser
While everyone works to slow the spread and stay safe, many organizations are struggling to make up the donations they would typically get from in-person events, galas, raffles, and more. Luckily, the abundance of video conferencing software has allowed many organizations to host online events with prizes, raffles, and testimonials.
Virtually Adopt a Family or Animal Shelter
With the holidays quickly approaching, many families and animal shelters that rely on donation drives from churches, schools, and businesses are facing a lack of donations due to the extended stay-at-home orders and need for remote learning and working. Partner with a local family or children’s shelter to help a family in need this holiday season or reach out to an animal shelter to see what items they need in high demand.
At Amotec, giving back to the community is a core value that all our employees embody. Throughout this year, we collaborated with several organizations to provide financial, goods, and volunteer support. Even this year community giving looked very different at Amotec compared to a typical year of giving. Throughout this year, Amotec has participated in supporting The Cleveland Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Spanish American Committee, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. While we can’t wait to get back to face-to-face volunteering, our teams are happy to continue to support organizations from a distance.