CORPORATE EMPLOYEE GIVING PROGRAMS
Please consider growing your gift to Gemma's Angels by giving through your employer. Many employers offer their employees a charitable match program or have a giving program influenced by employee giving and volunteerism. Please contact your human resources department to find out how to grow the impact of your gift.
THE HERSHEY COMPANY Matching Gift Program
If you are a Hershey Company employee, you have an opportunity to double your donation to Gemma's Angels. See the various forms and websites for more information.
- Guidelines: https://www.thehersheycompany.com/en_us/responsibility/better-life.html
- Corporate Contact:The Hershey Company Matching Gift Program at (847) 513-6460 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
MATCHING GIFT PROGRAMS
- Offered: Yes
- Minimum Matched:$25
- Maximum Matched:$5,000
- Match Ratio:1:1
- Full-time employees eligible? Yes
- Part-time employees eligible? No
- Retirees eligible? Yes
The Hershey Company offers a corporate matching gift program where the company matches donations $1 for $1 to educational institutions.
Submission Process: Employees / donors are encouraged to use the most up-to-date forms on the company intranet by searching for "matching gifts".
Alternatively, you can use a copy of the form provided to us at https://doublethedonation.com/forms/hershey.doc.
VOLUNTEER GRANT PROGRAMS
- Offered: Yes
- Minimum Hours:50 Hours
- Corporate donation:$250
Through Hershey's Dollars for Doers Program, the company provides grants to nonprofits where employees volunteer on a regular basis.
After Hershey employees volunteer 50 hours with an organization, the company provides a volunteer grant of $250 to that organization.
Hershey's Volunteer Grant Submission Process:
Employees should locate the most up-to-date form by searching the company intranet for "Dollars for Doers".
BENEFITS OF BUSINESS PHILANTHROPY
Business philanthropy is a key component of a healthy and viable community, and it is a longstanding tradition here in Hershey, PA, hometown of famous chocolatier and philanthropist Milton S. Hershey.
It's good for business.
Support for local causes is a good way for a business to develop a positive reputation, reinforce relationships with customers and develop closer relationships with community leaders and officials.
It's good for the community.
Studies show that vibrant, healthy communities have strong charitable and educational organizations. These are supported by the volunteer time and financial contributions of community citizens and local businesses. Businesses understand the importance of a high quality of life to a healthy business environment.
It's a sign of leadership.
Great business leaders are also leaders in the community. A business owner who stands up for a cause can inspire others to get involved and can create confidence and optimism.
It builds company morale, cohesiveness and stability.
Contributing to organizations and community groups that employees care about enables business owners to promote a more positive work environment and build shared pride in the company's role in the community. Studies have shown that this can help attract and retain employees.
See your corporate counsel or business attorney to setup a matching gift program for your employees. It makes great business sense!
CREATE A CULTURE OF SOCIAL PURPOSE WHILE DRIVING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTION
CauseCast has a huge source of free resources for employers, large and small, that can drive employee giving. These include resource guides, ebooks, resource guides and webinars. Click here to go to their resource page.