Fourth annual employee volunteer-a-thon resulted in more than 1,500
employees volunteering in 57 communities around the world
Groupon today unveiled the results of its fourth
annual global employee Volunteer-a-thon (https://www.groupon.com/blog/cities/groupon-volunteer-a-thon-2017),
a company-wide initiative that encourages community involvement during
the month of June and throughout the entire year. This year's event
resulted in more than 1,500 employees volunteering more than 5,300 hours
for 77 nonprofit partners and serving 57 communities around the world.
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This year's Groupon event resulted in more than 1,500 employees volunteering more than 5,300 hours for 77 nonprofit partners and serving 57 communities around the world. (Graphic: Business Wire)
"We're such big believers in building great communities that we made it
one of our company values," said Jay Klauminzer, vice president of local
deals and executive sponsor Groupon's employee volunteer program. "We're
thrilled that Grouponers are making a global difference by giving back
to the organizations that are improving their neighborhoods on a daily
Highlights of the 2017 Groupon Employee Volunteer-a-thon's 90 events
Chicago: Worked with local Groupon merchant and nonprofit partner, Shedd
Aquarium, to bring together 100 employees for a beach cleanup and
habitat restoration on the shoreline of Lake Michigan
Palo Alto, Calif. and Seattle: Partnered with local food banks, Second
Harvest Food Bank and Food
Lifeline, to sort and repackage rescued food
Warsaw, Poland: Hosted a holiday picnic--including yard games and
karaoke--at the House
of Single Mothers and Children
Bangalore, India: Visited the Diya
Foundation and helped individuals with disabilities practice
important social and emotional skills through a variety of activities
Throughout the month, Groupon teams competed to be the most involved in
their local communities, with the winners--one North American team and
one international team--getting the opportunity to award $5,000 to the
charity of their choice, as well as sport this one-of-kind
Groupon Volunteer-a-thon jacket.
With nearly 100 percent of their teams participating, the 2017
Volunteer-a-thon winners were the Groupon Chicago Legal team and the
Groupon Australia office. Some of the volunteer projects completed by
these teams included:
Australia: Spent a full day at RSPCA
working with animals and helping out with different maintenance
projects around the facility
Chicago Legal: Worked at Cradles
to Crayons' Giving Factory to assemble bags of clothes and other
important essentials for deserving children
Groupon employees are on pace to top last year's total of 13,000 hours
volunteered in their local communities.
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is building the daily habit in local commerce,
offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and
save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time
commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products
and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer.
Groupon is redefining how small businesses attract and retain customers
by providing them with customizable and scalable marketing tools and
services to profitably grow their businesses.
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with Groupon, visit www.groupon.com/merchant.
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