This year has been challenging, unforgiving and unique for everyone around the world — it’s difficult to put into words how immense and widespread the impact of COVID-19 has been, and likely will continue to be. Despite everything that’s happened – the good and the bad – we wanted to close this year on a note of gratitude.
As part of our Showpad Cares initiative, we’ve identified a handful of nonprofit organizations that we are giving back to because they do so much to give to others. This is the season of giving and we urge others to look for various ways to give back to communities in need. The incredible organizations that we have chosen to give back to are:
In the spirit of giving, three of our employee resource groups – Showpad Cares, our corporate social responsibility group; Women of Showpad, our group to empower women across the organization; and Showpad Sports, our committee to help employees stay active and engaged) came up with a creative way to raise money for these organizations. The groups challenged our employees to race against our CEO, PJ, in a virtual 10K, with the goal of hosting this race to raise money for the above organizations.
Employees from around the world entered the race, some running against PJ solo and others teaming up to take him down. Whether a runner or not, our employees all found a way to participate. If running isn’t your thing – you had the option to donate as a way to encourage those racing against PJ. In the end, all of the proceeds, which amounted to £1,772, were split evenly amongst the selected charities.
We encourage everyone, if able, to show gratitude to others and continue the spirit of giving this holiday season. Let’s start 2021 better than how we leave 2020.