Fluxx is a mission-driven company. Our platform powers both givers and doers in the philanthropic space – allowing them to fund more and increase impact throughout local communities and the world. And while giving back is something we do throughout the year, we especially look forward to Giving Tuesday because it’s when we set aside time to collectively donate our time as a team – it’s tradition!
This upcoming November 27th, our entire office will spend half a day volunteering at two amazing nonprofits. Our San Francisco headquarters will be returning to Alameda County Community Food Bank while our New York employees will be at Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services.
For over 30 years Alameda County Community Food Bank has distributed millions of healthy meals to communities in need. We’ll be helping their team to sort through pounds of fresh produce and then bagging them up for distribution. Last year we sorted 38,570 pounds of produce, the equivalent of over 32,000 meals for our community. While in New York, Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services provides basic necessities and social services for the New York City’s homeless. Our team will be serving dinner in their soup kitchen.
And of course, our volunteer work isn’t exclusive to Giving Tuesday. As part of our Pledge 1% commitment, we donate our time to the local community throughout the year – during the work week. These volunteer activities are factored into our day-to-day and we encourage our employees to set aside their projects and join in.
We’ve worked closely throughout the years with Project Open Hand, an incredible organization also focused on improving nutrition for communities in need. We’ve pitched in at GLIDE (a local community shelter) working to serve food and clean up after their lunch program, and we’ve held team beach cleanups at our local shorelines.
Joining Pledge 1% was natural for our team. We genuinely believe that you get more when you give. Whether we’re engaging in skill-based volunteering our large group activities aimed at accomplishing a momentous project all at once, our team commits itself wholeheartedly, and I truly believe it makes us a stronger company.
This November 27th will be a day of cross-functional comradery, smiles, and goodwill!