If your company, business or organization is looking to get involved with a local charity, you have lots of options for giving in the GTA. Workplace giving is a great way for your organization to boost your corporate social responsibility, give back to your community and get involved with a great charity.
Workplace giving can take many forms, such as fundraising to make a donation, hosting an event or fundraiser or simply making a one-time donation. It can also involve a larger-scale partnership with a charity or nonprofit to continue giving over time. Check out some local and Canadian organizations that offer workplace giving programs!
Arthritis Society workplace giving programs
The Arthritis Society has several workplace giving options. If you are a member of the Ontario Public Service, you can donate through payroll deductions as the Arthritis Society is part of the Federated Health Charities Campaign.
Nationally, the organization is also part of the United Way Donor-Directed Giving campaign, and you can choose to support them through your payroll deductions. The Arthritis Society is also a collaborator with HealthPartners, a group of 16 Canadian health charities. Learn more about how you can get involved by visiting their website. Donations support the organization’s research to find a cure and improve the lives of Canadians living with arthritis, as well as supporting care support and services.
Camp Ooch workplace giving programs
Camp Ooch, a summer camp for children with cancer, offers several ways for corporations to get involved, including team building activities, corporate matching and workplace giving campaigns. On their website, they outline several opportunities to support their camp including engaging with campers, registering a corporate team for a marathon and meeting volunteers at their annual Thank You party. Check out Camp Ooch’s website to learn more and find out how your company can get involved.
Canadian Feed the Children workplace giving programs
Canadian Feed the Children offers an opportunity for employer matched giving. If your company matches donations, then you can fill out the form and send it to Canadian Feed the Children. When they receive your form, they’ll fill it out on their end and return it to your employer, and ensure that your donation is matched. You also have the chance to give through monthly payroll deductions. More information is available on Canadian Free the Children’s website. When you donate, you are supporting the organization’s vision of a world where children thrive, free of poverty.
Habitat for Humanity workplace giving programs
At Habitat for Humanity, we have several options for corporate teams to get involved with our mission to build homes for local low-income families in need of safe, decent and affordable shelter. Starting a workplace giving program to benefit Habitat is a great way to directly impact our home-building projects, since we guarantee that 100 per cent of your monetary donation goes towards our construction efforts.
Depending on the amount that you donate, your corporate team may be able to spend a day team building on a Habitat construction site, in the ReVive Centre, our upcycling facility, or at a ReStore. Learn more on our website and find out how your corporate team can give to Habitat today.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada workplace giving program
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada also has a workplace giving program. If your company has a gift-matching policy, you can donate in this way. Alternatively, you can donate through a workplace giving campaign, or through a United Way giving campaign. You can learn more about matching donations and corporate giving through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s website. Donations from workplace contributions go towards finding a cure for blood cancers.
Ontario Nature workplace giving program
Ontario Nature’s workplace giving program allows you to donate through employer-matching. Additionally, you can donate through designating Ontario Nature on a United Way campaign form, even though the organization is not a United Way member. Donations go towards helping to protect wild species in Ontario. Learn more about how to donate on Ontario Nature’s website.
Sierra Club Canada Foundation workplace giving programs
Sierra Club Canada Foundation offers workplace giving through payroll deductions through the United Way. They also note that some employers may match donations, and that interested employees can always start their own matching campaign at their workplace. Donations go towards their efforts to preserve the natural environment, and empower people to protect and enjoy a healthy planet. You can find more information on the Sierra Club Canada Foundation’s website.
The Rotary Foundation workplace giving programs
The Rotary Foundation has over 15,000 Canadian companies involved in its gift matching program. Not only can your employer match your monetary donation, but they can also give when you volunteer. Some companies give donations directly to the Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund, while others give you the ability to give to a specific fund. Visit their website to see if your company will match your donation!
Donate through a workplace giving program today
Wherever you choose to donate, there are a multitude of worthy causes in the GTA and Canada. Before you donate, if you have any questions be sure to email or call the organization you’re hoping to donate to, to ensure that your donation process is as smooth as possible.
As well, before you donate make sure you research where your donation is going, the research or work that it will support and the amount of your donation that goes into that work. Doing this can make you confident that you’re giving to a cause that you’re truly passionate about, and one that will use your donation to do real work on that issue in your local community, or in a wider area.
Getting your workplace involved is a fun way to bond with co-workers and create a shared sense of happiness through giving back to your local community. Corporate donations are also an invaluable gift to a local nonprofit. It’s a win-win situation. So what are you waiting for? Get involved in a fundraising initiative or workplace giving program today.