This story was submitted as part of the #Pledge1Gives GivingTuesday campaign, which celebrates the many ways our member companies are having an impact around the world.
There’s a great energy in the air with Giving Tuesday upon us! GivingTuesday.orgshares that this initiative is now a “global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.” Here at Box and Box.org, we’re ready!This week we kick off a matching campaign for the nonprofit organizations that we are volunteering with during our 2nd annual Box Global Holiday Impact Day this Friday. On Impact Day,our Boxers all around the globe spend time in their communities or host nonprofits at our offices to focus on these organizations’ needs and causes. In the words of one of our Boxers, “This is one of my favorite and most impactful days of the year.Impact Day introduces me to great orgs we can support throughout the year. And it makes me proud to work at Box.”From Japan to London to Canada to New York and San Francisco… across 24 cities in 8 countries. Boxers are ready.This year we are working with more than 35 organizations, all focused on critical causes that are important to our employees. Here’s a snapshot of the activities:
In Tokyo, Boxers will work with Hands On Tokyoto make care kits for the victims of recent typhoons, and wrap encouraging messages around those kits. In Redwood City, Boxers will assemble furniture at the Bay Area Furniture Bankto create a home for transitional housing and local refugees.In New York, we’ll make blankets for the Bowery Missionthat serves the homeless and hungry. In London, we’ll create gift baskets to deliver to the local elderly population at HCA’s Millman Street Community Centre. In Austin, we’ll gather school supplies and winter items for the Boys and Girls Club.Again, we’ll have these types of initiative across 24 cities in 8 countries (full list below)!While Giving Tuesday is a huge opportunity to help invest in and support key nonprofits, we believe it’s important to support these organizations all year round. We’re a proud member and “Builder” of the Pledge 1%community, a global movement to create a new normal in which giving back is integrated into the DNA of companies of all sizes.At Box we mobilize our assets for communities through through three asset pillars: Box technology (Box CCM), our employees (Boxers), and our institutional assets (the Box.org Fund, share of voice, use of Box facilities, etc).We also are a founding member of the #ImpactCloud coalitionwith our tech cousins (now up to 15 companies!).Together we co-fund initiatives such as a Tech Accelerator program through Full Circle Fund, an organization that works to nurtureand coach the next generation of tech-centered nonprofits. #ImpactCloud supported this initiative with funding, as well as executive mentorship time. #ImpactCloud also works to help nonprofits understand how our technologies can work together to make it easier for your digital transformation journey. If you are a nonprofit and have questions about a cross-platform deployment [integration] or have an integration need or dream to share, we’d love to connect with you. You can contact us on the website here.Finally, below are the names of the organizations we’ll be volunteering with this week (listed with their website addresses).Please keep these inspiring organizations in mind as you donate on Giving
Tuesday, and all year around.Their mission, services and leadership are critical to improving our communities and the world around us.#MoreGoodTogetherTo learn more about Box.org, please visit our websiteor follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.Nonprofit organizations that Box employees are volunteering with this week:AGE of Central Texas: https://ageofcentraltx.org/American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/Bay Area Furniture Bank: https://bayareafurniturebank.org/Beyond Emancipation: https://beyondemancipation.org/Bowery Mission NYC: https://www.bowery.org/Boys and Girls Club of the Austin Area: https://www.bgcaustin.org/Boys and Girls Club of Wake County -Brentwood Location: https://wakebgc.org/brentwood-club/City House: https://www.cityhouse.org/Capital Area Food Bank: https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/Covenant House California: https://covenanthousecalifornia.org/Covenant House New York:https://ny.covenanthouse.org/Edgewood Center for Children and Families: https://edgewood.org/ElternLeben: https://www.elternleben.de/Feed My Starving Children: https://www.fmsc.org/Habitat for Humanity Denver: https://www.habitatmetrodenver.org/Hands On Tokyo: http://www.handsontokyo.org/en/homeHolborn Community Association -Millman Street Community Centre: https://www.holborncommunity.co.uk/Hollywood Food Coalition: https://hofoco.org/I Grow Chicago: https://www.igrowchicago.org/Knights Table: https://knightstable.org/La Raza: http://www.lrcl.org/Larkin Street: https://larkinstreetyouth.org/Lincoln Park Community Shelter: https://lpcsonline.org/Little Brothers -Friends of the Elderly: https://littlebrotherschicago.org/Mid-Ohio Foodbank: https://www.midohiofoodbank.org/More than Words: https://mtwyouth.org/