We are fortunate to live in a community full of businesses that support so many of our local charities. Making a social impact is important to all of us, but especially to the millennials in the workforce. Being involved on a local nonprofit board or a committee is also a fantastic way for young leaders to build and hone their leadership skills by spearheading a charitable effort. Here are just a few examples of how our Lansing businesses show some love:
Around the holidays, Dewpoint, the Michigan Health and Hospitals Association, and other businesses support the Greater Lansing Food Bank and Toys for Tots. AF Group employees also contribute significant volunteer time to the food bank.
Some area employers give their employees paid time off to volunteer with community charities. Each employee at Dewpoint receives $150 annually and four hours of paid time off to donate to their charity of choice. Full-time employees at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union receive eight hours of volunteer time off, and part-time employees receive five hours. According to MSUFCU, offering volunteer time off allows the credit union “to have a positive impact on the community while living out the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people.’”
Peckham holds a holiday “blaffle” — a blessing and a raffle fundraiser that provides families in crisis with gifts and needs during the holiday season.
A few examples of what companies have done to support the community during COVID-19 include:
There are too many initiatives to list where businesses have done and are doing to their part to support the Greater Lansing community and its residents, but the efforts employers make toward the betterment of our region reflect the level of personal involvement the business community invests in raising the area to new heights.