“We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.” ―Orison Swett Marden
’Tis the season! APM’s annual employee Giving Challenge is underway. From November 30 to December 21, APM departments and branches engage in a friendly battle for the top spot in generosity. Points are awarded for acts of giving, including donating to a food bank or toy drive, participating in a local charity run, sharing pictures and video of fun holiday traditions, or enrolling in our nonprofit entity, APMCares. It’s a fun way to kick off the holiday season and encourage employees to get active and do good in our local communities.
This year, APM Leadership, led by Chairman Kurt Reisig, has once again committed to matching employee contributions relating to food, shelter, and clothing, up to $100,000. Last year, in an overwhelming show of support during a time when the need was critical, APM raised more than $404,000 for food banks across the United States. This resulted in over a million meals for people in need.
Just over a week into the Giving Challenge, more than 37,800 points have already been awarded to APM departments and teams. Here’s how those points tally up to real-world impact:
- 43 toys donated to local toy drives
- 368 clothing items donated to local shelters, community centers, etc.
- $3,000+ donated to charities
- 63 donations to food banks
At the end of the challenge, employees gather for a year-end celebration, and APM Leadership reveals the total giving amount. It’s a way to come together as an APM Family to break bread and share gratitude.
At APM, the spirit of generosity is built into our culture. Creating Experiences That Matter is more than a slogan on the wall; it’s how we conduct business. As another year comes to a close—one that has been difficult for so many—we’re thankful for the ability to give back to our local communities.
APMCares, APM’s nonprofit arm, was founded to advance the company’s social responsibility initiative by providing the means for our employees to serve our communities through financial and time donations. APMCares’ mission is to serve the needs of individuals, families, and communities where we live and work. Year to date, APM employees have donated more than $800,900 to community organizations and helped over 42,670 individuals and families across APM’s footprint through APMCares. To learn more about APMCares, click here.