At our Savannah-based IT services firm, employees are encouraged to help others by participating in events that help the community. These events range from book drives to improve the reading skills of Chatham County public school students to toy drives that brighten the holidays for homeless children at Savannah’s Union Mission to food drives that support our local Second Harvest food bank in combating hunger.
We create flexible opportunities for our staff to get involved by sharing volunteer requests and fundraising events such as races. We’ll sponsor our interested employee runners or golfers and will work to accommodate schedule changes with those who want to volunteer their time.
It is our belief that if every company could give back in some form or fashion to help solve community challenges ranging from medical care to legal assistance, educational support, workplace development skills, mentoring, disaster relief, environmental efforts, homelessness and more, we would reduce the enormous cost to society to care for those in need.
We are not suggesting that any company should forsake the primary purpose of a successful business model which includes serving clients, raising revenue, and hiring employees. We simply believe that supporting local efforts and giving back results in greater success for everyone—community, employees, and company. And if more business leaders enthusiastically embrace giving back in ways that fit for our unique businesses, we may actually begin to meet some of our communities’ greatest needs.