Going into 2019, we’re excited to continue the charitable initiatives that took place throughout last year. Giving back to the communities where we live and work is important to Showpad — one of our core values is “Grow together” and we’re focused on the idea that improving our community also improves ourselves. With offices around the world, our teams recently participated in several philanthropic activities as part of our Showpad Cares program that have inspired us to do more in the year ahead.
Here are some highlights from our Showpad Cares program:
- Showpad’s Ghent headquarters organized a walkathon that raised more than €2,500 for charity. As part of the event, Showpad donated €10 for every lap completed. Over the course of a day, 89 different Showpad employees walked or ran 248 laps totaling 620km or a little over 385 miles. In other words, the Ghent team walked or ran the same distance as from Ghent to Zurich in a single day.
- In a separate effort, the Ghent team helped members of its community by partnering with Huis Sint-Jan Baptist during the holiday season. The team decorated the office with a tree adorned with ornaments containing “Christmas wishes.” Employees could choose to buy or donate gifts for children in need. To add a bit of Christmas cheer, hot chocolate and mulled wine could be purchased as well as freshly made pancakes, with all proceeds going to the charity.
- Our Chicago office partnered with the ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, a non-profit committed to ending homelessness in Chicago. Employees provided a local family with gifts, clothing, gift cards to local grocery stores and other essentials through the center’s gift basket program. (You can read more in Built In Chicago’s story mentioning Showpad’s charitable activities here.)
- Showpad’s Munich office donated care packages for women and children in need as well as some holiday decorations to brighten their seasons.
Check out some photos from our charitable activities over the past few weeks below:
These efforts are part of a much larger effort to make sure Showpad employees are giving back to their respective communities. Throughout the year, all employees are encouraged to take a day to perform charity work at the place of their choosing. We’re excited to see all the different ways our Showpad team gives back in 2019 and will share some of those stories on the blog.
Does your company have a philanthropic program? What are some of the ways employees are helping their communities?