FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mendham, N.J., Jan. 14 – YouGiveGoods, the free workplace giving platform, impacted tens of thousands of lives in 2018. YouGiveGoods’ online events sponsored by corporations, schools, groups and individuals raised a collective total of over 259,000 brand-new, donated items for charities across the country (and Puerto Rico) in 2018.
“We are thrilled to have impacted so many lives in 2018 and look forward to making an even greater impact in 2019,” said YouGiveGoods President, Lisa Tomasi. “The way people give is changing based on technology, social issues, local empowerment and more, and YouGiveGoods is poised to meet these changing needs. It’s an exciting and rewarding space to be in.”
In the special report, Giving USA Special Report on the Evolution of Workplace Giving, it was noted that there was indeed, an “increased prevalence of technology in the workplace and in workplace giving. For example, employees have come to expect options for how they make their gifts.” YouGiveGoods’ proprietary technology enables corporations of all sizes to run unique workplace giving events that engage all employees including remote, part-time and consulting employees as they support the local causes they care most about.
Unlike traditional collection box drives, all goods raised using the YouGiveGoods platform are pre-vetted with the charity and shipped brand-new, in bulk, pre-sorted directly to the charity or to a pre-determined location for packing events. Results from 2018 include:
- 259,132 total items purchased for donation
- 212,960 pounds of food
- 51,100 school supply items
- 9,771 toys
- Charities in 47 states plus Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, USVI received deliveries/donations
While food continued to be the most donated product group, YouGiveGoods saw the largest growth in school supplies and toys. Corporations found that their STEM and early learning initiatives could be expanded by raising school supplies with YouGiveGoods. A key benefit is that a single corporate event can raise supplies for any number of schools or charities across the country enabling employees to make an impact in their local communities. Toy donations are a perennial holiday favorite and continue to grow each year.
Corporate giving to disaster relief has seen great growth in the past three years and YouGiveGoods continues doing considerable work in this area. In 2018 YouGiveGoods events sent relief to victims of the California wildfires as well as Hurricanes Florence and Michael. YouGiveGoods was also pleased to continue to help with the relief effort in Puerto Rico with 3,299 items shipped to the U.S territory in 2018. Shipments included over 500 toys, 462 apparel items (socks, underwear, t-shirts), and 2,172 school supplies.
YouGiveGoods looks forward to continuing to help corporations use technology to engage employees in meaningful, measurable giving programs that make a social impact in causes they care about most while meeting the changing needs of the nonprofits in 2019.
YouGiveGoods, LLC, is an innovative e-commerce company that connects tangible workplace giving to community needs through our free giving platform. YouGiveGoods' technology enables corporations of all sizes to create unique giving experiences with corporate branded drive pages. Customize your workplace giving event and maximize employee engagement with our corporate challenge option, choosing to support one or many charities. Support any cause when you raise food, disaster relief supplies, toys, school supplies, socks, diapers, blankets – any goods your selected charity may need, all brand-new and delivered to their door. A YouGiveGoods online drive is a simple, efficient, measurable activity that makes a real difference in your community.