By Igor Sereda.  Originally published on the ALM Works blog.

 

Today, we are pleased to announce that ALM Works has joined the Pledge 1%, a global movement creating new normal where companies of all sizes integrate giving back into their culture and values.

Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit or 1% of employee time to causes of their choice. Over 1,500 companies in 40 countries have taken the Pledge and committed to give to communities around the world. We are excited to join Pledge 1%’s network of founders, entrepreneurs and companies around the globe that have committed to giving back.

We have committed to pledging 1% of Equity, Product and Time to a good cause. We have already started in December 2016, when our 3-day Delivery Week hackathon was also used as a fundraiser for two local charity funds in St. Petersburg, Russia — «Кислород» (Oxygen), a charity fund that supports children with cystic fibrosis, and AdVita, which funds expensive cancer treatments unavailable under the public health service. ALM Works and our employees together raised and donated an equivalent of 8,000 USD to these funds. (For more details on this hackathon, see our Facebook post.)

By joining Pledge 1%, we intend to make such events regular in our company and we encourage our friends in other enterprises to join too. For more information about Pledge 1%, visit www.pledge1percent.org.

Igor Sereda
CEO, ALM Works