By: Brian Bachofner, Chief Marketing Officer at MapAnything

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Ingrained in the heart of the MapAnything organization is a spirit of giving back and of making the world a better place. No matter the recipient – an individual, a group, a community, or our environment – MapAnything strives to provide support whenever and wherever it is needed. That’s why, for us, the ‘Season of Giving’ lasts 365 days a year.

As proud participants of Marc Benioff’s Pledge 1% initiative, we commit each year to donating 1% of our employees time, 1% of our profits and 1% of our equity to various causes and organizations.

MapAnything and Pledge 1% By the Numbers. Since 2016, our teams have:

  • Participated in 25+ Pledge 1% events
  • Contributed over 1,500 volunteer hours
  • Donated over $700,000

And, I’m thrilled to report that 2018 has been an exceptional year for us: 1,022 employee hours and upwards of $35,000 have been donated thus far.  We have been incredibly lucky to work with many incredible non-profit organizations, such as:

Second Harvest Food Bank

In August, over 50 MapAnything team members participated in the Second Harvest Food Bank Sort-a-Rama, one of the largest corporate volunteer service gatherings in the Charlotte area, and logged over 200 hours of combined volunteer time with the organization.

At the event, volunteers sorted bulk food into family-sized bags for distribution to those in need. It’s a meaningful opportunity to combine volunteerism with employee engagement and customer relations. Sadly, no school means no breakfast or lunch for thousands of children. Sort-a-Rama is part of Second Harvest’s annual Stop Summer Hunger campaign which aims to fill the summer meal gap.

Habitat for Humanity

2018 marked our second full-day event with Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte. The organization was founded in 1983 by seven local churches and has remained a top Habitat for Humanity affiliate since its establishment. Through faith, innovation and passion, and thanks to the support of countless community partners, volunteers, donors and advocates, Habitat Charlotte has made a significant impact in Charlotte since its founding.

Over 15 employees at our headquarters in Charlotte, NC donated an entire Saturday, from sun up until early evening, to frame and finish a home for a local family. In total, over 130 hours were donated among the group.

Toys for Tots

For the third year in a row, MapAnything is supporting the Marine’s Toys for Tots program to make a child’s holiday wishes come true. Since 2001, Toys for Tots has ranked as one of the top charities by “Philanthropy 400”, and today has nearly 800 local coordinators and over 40,000 Marine volunteers every year.

To date, MapAnything has collected over 150 toys every year, and we look forward to topping that number during the 2018 Holiday Season.

We’re committed to keeping the momentum going for years to come and are continually on the hunt for more ways we can participate in Pledge 1% to give back to our communities. The smiles of those we help are what fuel our efforts, and we’re looking forward to creating more smiles than ever as we head into the new year.   

For more information on our Pledge 1% activities, please visit https://mapanything.com/company/pledge1percent.

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